West, west-central and eastern France outside these areas, where meadows are predominant and both dairying and fattening are general.
In the central, north-eastern and north-western sections, embracing the counties of Nye, Elko and Humboldt, the average annual rainfall varies from 7 to 8 in.; in the west-central section, at the foot of the Sierra, the average is about 10 in.
The year 1884 may be taken as the initial date of the new period, and the grain is now harvested exactly as is wheat in the west-central states.
Into Tanganyika flows the Malagarasi, a considerable river with many affluents, draining the west-central part of the plateau.