Digital-Desert : Mojave Desert
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Natural 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.


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.




Anderson Dry Lake

Bristol Dry Lake

Broadwell Dry Lake

Coyote Dry Lake

Cronise (East)

Cronise (West)

Dale Dry Lake

El Mirage Dry Lake

Emerson Dry Lake

Galway Dry Lake

Harper Dry Lake

Koehn Dry Lake

Lucerne Dry Lake

Racetrack Playa

Fairview Dry Lake

Searles Dry Lake

Silver Lake

Soda Lake

Soggy Dry Lake

Superior Dry Lake (East)

Superior Dry Lake (Central)

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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