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Geology: Geomorphic Provinces

Colorado Desert Geomorphic Province

The Colorado Desert province is a low-lying barren desert basin, about 245 feet below sea level in part, is dominated by the Salton Sea. The province is a depressed block between active branches of alluvium-covered San Andreas Fault with the southern extension of the Mojave Desert on the east. It is characterized by the ancient beach lines and silt deposits of extinct Lake Cahuilla.

San Andreas Fault

The presence of the San Andreas fault was brought dramatically to world attention on April 18, 1906, when sudden ...

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    Colorado Desert

    This section is a very hot part of the Basin and Range Province that is sometimes called the Salton Trough. ...
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source - California Geologic Survey

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