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  • City of Lovington population: 9693 (2006 American Fact Finder)
  • Lea County population: 56,719 (2006 American Fact Finder)
  • Elevation: 3,600 feet
  • Summer Average Temperature: 79.3 degrees
  • Winter Average Temperature: 41.2 degrees
  • Annual Average Precipitation: 14.9"
  • Sunshine Days per Year: 320
  • Economic Base: Ranching, state/county and city government, oil field and dairy industries.
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Carlsbad Caverns

March 11, 2016

Category: Community, State Parks

http://www.nps.gov/cave/index.htm

High ancient sea ledges, deep rocky canyons, flowering cactus and desert wildlife - treasures above the ground in the Chihuahuan Desert. Hidden beneath the surface are more than 119 known caves - all formed when sulfuric acid dissolved the surrounding limestone leaving behind caverns of all sizes.




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