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Encyclopedia > Port of Sacramento

The Port of Sacramento is an inland port located 79 nautical miles northeast of San Francisco, and is centered in one of the richest agricultural and industrial regions in the world. Cargo ships access the Port of Sacramento through San Francisco Bay and passage up the Sacramento River and the Sacramento deep water channel. The ship channel is 43 miles (69 km) long and its project depth is 30 feet (9.1 meters). The Port of Sacramento is used for the export of bagged and bulk rice. Construction materials such as cement, lumber and fertilizer make up a great deal of the Port's cargo volume. The Port is also used for the importation of large project cargo such as wind power generation equipment. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and the Golden Gate San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining approximately forty percent of California, flowing in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean. ... The Sacramento River is the longest river in the U.S. state of California. ... Map of the Sacramento Deep Water Ship Channel The Sacramento Deep Water Ship Channel is a canal from Sacramento, California to the Sacramento River, which flows into San Francisco Bay. ... Worldwide installed capacity and prediction 1997-2010, Source: WWEA Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into more useful forms, usually, electricity using wind turbines. ...


Source: Port of Sacramento, 2006


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MSN Encarta - Sacramento (city) (646 words)
Sacramento (city), capital city of California and seat of Sacramento County, located in the central part of the state in the fertile Sacramento Valley.
Sacramento is situated at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River.
The population of Sacramento was 407,018 in 2000.
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