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Calaveras County is a home to a wide variety of distinct towns and communities, each with its own personality and wonderfully rich history.  The temperatures in Calaveras County vary with topography.  The average yearly lows are in the 30's at lower elevations and 20's in the higher elevations.  The average yearly highs are in the 90's in the lower elevations and the 70's and 80's in the higher elevations.  Calaveras County terrain is mountain foothills, oak woodlands, flat valleys, rolling hills, deep canyons and steep Sierra mountains. Precipitation varies from 20 to 60 inches per year, with much of it in the form of snow in the upper regions.The elevation varies extremely.  For instance, in the west it is near sea level while in the east the elevation rises to over 8,000 feet.