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Playa lakes are among the flattest landforms in the world. They form under arid conditions in interior basins
with no outlet to the sea. During wetter climatic conditions, the playa lake basins of the Basin-and-Range
province were filled with perennial lakes.
Silurian Valley - Devil’s Playground... the Mojave River enters it on the south, and the Devil’s Playground just southeast of Silurian Valley and up Kelso Wash ...
Mojave Valley - Granite Mountains... is largely on very gently to moderately sloping pediments and alluvial fans and nearly level basin floor and dry lake bed. ...
Playa/Dry Lake FormationA playa is a dry, vegetation-free, flat area at the lowest part of an undrained desert basin. It is a location where ephemeral lakes form during ...
Mojave Preserve GeologyThe geology of Mojave National Preserve is very complex and diverse due to igneous and metamorphic activity and structural deformations associated ...
Zzyzx - Soda SpringsNear the mouth of the Mojave River, where the intermittant waters seep into Soda Lake, a mineral spring wells up near a ...
Lake Mojave Period10,000-5000 B.C. Claims have been made for archeological assemblages dating to times earlier than the Lake Mojave period, but all are ...
Dry Lakes in the MojaveIn desert basins, where rivers merge but do not drain, a dry lake bed or playa may form. Playas usually appear ...
Sunrise at Soda Lake
Looking southeast across Soda Lake
Evaporite crust of Soda Lake