Death Valley Geology Overview:
In addition to structural changes, Death Valley has been subjected to major climatic changes
throughout the last three million years. During North America's last major Ice Age, the valley
was part of a system of
The lakes dissappeared approximately 10,000 years ago when the climate warmed. A shorter
Ice Age, about 2,000 years ago, resulted in a smaller lake system.
When this water evaporated, vast fields of salt deposits were left behind.
Death Valley Salt Pan