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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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The areas of interest include the El Mirage Dry Lake Bed, the Shadow Mountains, the El Mirage Basin, and the Twin Hills area that make up the 24,400-acre project area of public and private land.
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.
Building on the promising results of its recently completed large-scale geophysical surveys, the Company has commenced a resource definition drill program on its approximately 25,000 acre Bristol Dry Lake lithium brine project.
According to Professor David Thomas, Head of the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, "Many of the tools were found on the dry lake floor, not around its edge, which challenges the view that big lakes were only attractive to humans when they were full of water.
Invenergy s Harry Allen Solar Energy Center, First Solar s Playa Solar Project and NV Energy s Dry Lake Solar Energy Center were submitted for approval by the three successful bidders to a competitive auction BLM held on June 30, 2014, netting $5.
Following tests at Thorney Island airfield in Hampshire, UK, in which the car reached 130 kilometers per hour, the team is now awaiting final clearance from Edwards Air Force Base in California to use Rogers Dry Lake for the record bid.
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.
The assessments analyse the impacts for 3 utility-scale facilities proposed on 3083 acres in the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone in Clark County, Nevada.