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Natural Features & Formations:

Dry Lakes - Playas

Endorheic Basins

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.




NATURAL FORMATIONS

Rock Formations
Sand Dunes
Dry Lakes
Water Sources
Craters
Arches & Bridges
Views & Vistas
Geology


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.



Also see:

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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