The Humboldt River crosses the state from east to west across the northern part of the state, draining into the Humboldt Sink near Lovelock.
Several rivers drain from the Sierra Nevada eastward, including the Walker, Truckee, and Carson rivers.
The Nevadan pronunciation is the de facto official one, since it is the one used by the state legislature.
Nevada ranks second in the United States by number of mountains, behind Alaska, and ahead of California, Montana, and Washington.
About 86% of the state's land is managed by various jurisdictions of the U. The first Europeans to explore the region were Spanish.
They called the region Nevada (snowy) because of the snow which covered the mountains in winter.
All of these rivers are endorheic basins, ending in Walker Lake, Pyramid Lake, and the Carson Sink, respectively.
However, not all of Nevada is within the Great Basin.