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Dry Lakes - Playas

In desert basins, where rivers merge but do not drain, a dry lake bed or playa may form. Playas usually appear to be flat and featureless areas that contain seasonal, shallow lakes that often evaporate quickly, sometimes leaving salt deposits behind.

Many of the dry lakes along the Mojave River were water-filled lakes at one time. The model of the Natural Mojave River illustrates how they may have looked and interacted thousands of years ago.



Anderson

Bristol

Broadwell

Coyote

Cronise (East)

Cronise (West)

Dale

El Mirage

Emerson

Galway

Harper

Koehn

Lucerne

Racetrack Playa

Fairview

Searles

Silurian

Silver Lake

Soda Lake

Soggy

Superior (East)

Superior (Central)

Endorheic Basins - Dry lakes/playas of the Mojave

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Changing Climates and Ancient Lakes

... although glaciers did not form in the Mojave region, the overall wetter and cooler conditions that existed during glaciation periods had an impact on ...

Dry lake formation in the Mojave Desert

... These perennial water bodies completely dried up about 8,000 years ago. Today they flood only after seasonal storms provide flashflood waters, or ...
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