NEBRASKA IS MADE up of a combination of mountain rages and high plains. The state has an area of 77,354 sq. mi. (200,346 sq. Ion.), with inland water making up 481 sq. mi. Elevations range from 840 ft. (1,246 sq. km.) above sea level on the Missouri River, to 4,424 ft. (1,348 m.) at Kimball County in Western Nebraska (the southwest corner of the panhandle). Nebraska can be divided into three geographic zones. Eastern Nebraska has many rivers, salt marshes, and grassland. Central Nebraska is flat in the south with the Platte River and the sand hills in the north with shallow lakes. A dam holds back the North Platte River, forming Lake McConaughy the largest lake in the state. Western Nebraska, the Panhandle, has ...

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