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Mojave Desert - (MAP)
High Desert Plains and Hills
subsection consists of the
western Mojave Desert,
which is mostly
alluvial plain and pediment, with relatively small areas of hills and low
mountains. It includes Indian Wells Valley north of the
otherwise it is between the Garlock Fault on the north and northwest, the
San Andreas Fault
on the southwest, the
on the southeast,
and about the Harper Valley Fault on the northeast. It has a hot,
arid climate. MLRAs 29f and 30g.
Grasslands: Alkali sacaton series, Big galleta series, Desert needlegrass series, Desert sand verbena series, Indian ricegrass series, Saltgrass series.
Shrublands: Allscale series, Birchleaf mountain-mahogany - California buckwheat series, Brittlebrush series, California buckwheat series, Chamise series, Creosote bush series, Creosote bush - white bursage series, Desert-holly series, Fourwing saltbrush series, Greasewood series, Hop-sage series, Iodine bush series, Joshua tree series, Mixed saltbush series, Mojave yucca series, Rubber rabbitbrush series, Scalebroom series, Shadscale series, Spinescale series, White bursage series, Winter fat series.
Forests and woodlands: California juniper series, California sycamore series, Mesquite series.
Surface Water. Runoff is rapid from mountains and alluvial fans and slow from basin-fill. All drainage is internal, to closed basins in the Mojave Desert. Streams are dry most of each year. There is temporary ponding on playas, or dry lake beds. < previous - Mojave Desert - next >
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Ponding after a rain at El Mirage Dry Lake