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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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Lake Wyara is a saline playa lake in a complex of lakes and wetlands in Currawinya National Park (Fig.
our report is not an entry into that debate, but presentation of data on associations and dissociations between black-tailed prairie dogs and small rodents at the ecologically rich areas of playa lakes (Haukos and Smith, 1992; Smith, 2003).
About 22,000 to 40,000 playa lakes dot the Southern High Plains, which includes the Texas Panhandle and part of neighboring New Mexico.
The playa lakes included in this study are located in a 43 county geographical area bordered on the north by the Canadian River and on the east and west by escarpments (Osterkamp & Wood 1987).
As development occurred over the past several years, the playa lakes have seen increased permanent water surfaces, Keenum continued.
Smith (1992), Ecology of Playa Lakes, Waterfowl Management Handbook Leaflet 13.
The Playa Lakes Joint Venture is a five-state effort to restore a network of playas so that migrating waterfowl have adequate resting and feeding grounds.
However, associations of black-tailed prairie dogs with playa lakes have not been investigated.
In the cotton growing regions of the SHP there are over 20,000 playa lakes, which are small, shallow wetland depressions (Gustavson et al.
The use of unlined "solar evaporation ponds" to dispose of deadly waste was a sham, the suit alleges, since company studies showed that no more than 60,000 gallons of waste water a day were evaporating, while an additional 1 million gallons of liquid waste per day were being sluiced into the ponds and prairie playa lakes through crude ditches.
The Woodland Potholes and Basins community contains numerous freshwater playa lakes and three hyper-saline lakes.