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When we talk about any town, city, or community, or even mountains, lakes, national parks, and other key locations around the world, elevation is one of the most important geographical statistics to consider. Elevation, which is most commonly measured and presented in feet or meters, tells us how high an area is in relation to the mean sea level of Earth. It can have various practical uses and effects on an area, being especially influential on a location’s climate. The elevation at Lake Arrowhead varies around the area, but averages out at 5,174 feet (1,577 m). The surface elevation of the Lake Arrowhead Reservoir is 5,125 feet (1,562 m).
The state of California has a relatively high elevation in general. It’s actually the 11th highest state of all with a mean elevation of 2,900 feet (880 m). Therefore, the elevation of Lake Arrowhead is much higher than the state average. The highest point in all of California is Mount Whitney, which is one of the tallest mountains in the United States and has an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m), while the state’s lowest point is located at Badwater Basin in Death Valley, with an elevation of 279 feet (85 m) below sea level. The highest town in California is Mammoth Lakes, located in Mono County at an elevation of 7,920 feet (2,414 m).
Major cities around the state of California include the state capital of Sacramento, which is situated at an elevation of 30 feet (9.14 m), Los Angeles, which has an average elevation of around 285 feet (87 m), San Francisco, which has an elevation of 52 feet (16 m), San Diego, which has an elevation of 62 feet (19 m), and San Jose, which has an elevation of 82 feet (25 m). When compared with all of these major locations around California, the elevation of the community of Lake Arrowhead is much higher.