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playa

[′plī·ə]
(geology)
A low, essentially flat part of a basin or other undrained area in an arid region.
A small, generally sandy land area at the mouth of a stream or along the shore of a bay.
A flat, alluvial coastland, as distinguished from a beach.
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First Mass-produced Fuel Cell Vehicle Exceeds 94 MPH while Emitting only Clean Water Vapor at Soggy Dry Lake Bed in California
He said that the rally was organised every year when there is shortage of water in the area, and people enjoy by riding their jeeps through muddy water across dry lake.
SRP has greatly enjoyed working with Iberdrola Renewables at Dry Lake 1, Arizona's first commercial-sized wind energy project," said SRP General Manager Richard Silverman.
The Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone proposals were submitted by 3 bidders following a competitive auction held by the BLM on June 30.
The advantage of the dry lake is that it is 600 meters lower than Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats, so there is more oxygen available for the boilers, enabling the car to develop much more power.
Primm Valley Resorts announced that it has acquired the Dry Lake Lotto Store, the leading retail outlet for California lottery ticket sales, located on Interstate 15 just south of the Nevada border.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar joined federal, state and local officials, energy industry leaders, ranchers and school children to celebrate Arizona's first commercial-scale wind power project at the dedication of the Dry Lake Wind Power Project.
In the late 1990s, Stanford University's Flight Research Laboratory and what was then McDonnell Douglas, now part of Boeing, conducted test flights of a 17-foot wingspan, remotely piloted blended-body wing craft at El Mirage dry lake.
Information about past conditions in central Australia comes from sediments in Lake Eyre--a dry lake bed in the heart of the continent.
A 6,700-pound test platform was extracted from the C-17 Globemaster III as it flew at 130 knots (150 mph) with its wheels approximately two feet above the dry lake bed of the Edwards Air Force Base test range.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will join federal, state and local officials, energy industry leaders, ranchers and school children to celebrate Arizona's first commercial-scale wind power project at the dedication of the Dry Lake Wind Power Project.
On Earth, this salt is often found as a residue in dry lake beds and other places where brine has evaporated.