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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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There was vegetation and it had a damp climate, which is evident from the fact that these animals used to roam this area," Dr Ghabban, who is also General Supervisor of King Abdullah Cultural Heritage Project, added as he shed light on some of those discoveries that include a 350,000-year-old elephant tusk found at the bottom of a dry lake in Taima province in the north of the Kingdom.
Another site, Nxai pan, a dry lake of 40 square kilometres was said to be home to the widest range of species found in different ecosystems of Botswana.
If people want to build houses in a dry lake, you might as well tell their customers to bring swimsuits.
It was released from 24,000 feet, and landed on a dry lake bed after just 5 minutes and 21 seconds in the air.
Lake Mungo, now a dry lake bed in southeastern Australia that lies outside this arid zone, has yielded artifacts from about 50.000 years ago.
The most economically viable mines are lithium-in-brine operations in playas or dry lake beds where the lithium has been dissolved in ground waters and concentrated with time in a closed basin.
Strong winds from the Alataw Mountain Pass turn the dry lake bed into a major source of dust storms that plague China's northern regions.
A dry lake bed was last observed in 1994--an occasion in which the water didn't return to the lake in any substantial way for over three years--and previous studies by scientists from Lund University, Sweden, also suggest that similar events occurred in the 1940s and 1970s.
The model is inspired by the 'Muroc Dry Lake' aeronautics and testing ground where pilots and astronauts are trained for space travel.
The trail is known for crystalline-white sand dunes and ends at the edge of the Alkali Flat, an ancient dry lake bed.
"The dry lake beds in the desert areas of the Inland Empire are often used for car commercials and high-fashion shoots because they're very photogenic."
I recently fished Dry Lake, South Dakota (just south of Clark), one of many prairie lakes in the Dakotas that became progressively larger from gathering groundwater runoff.