pluvial lake


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pluvial lake

[′plü·vē·əl ′lāk]
(geology)
A lake formed during a period of exceptionally heavy rainfall; specifically, a Pleistocene lake formed during a period of glacial advance and now either extinct or only a remnant.
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During the Pleistocene, glaciers developed at higher elevations (Sharp, 1938) along with a pluvial lake in adjacent Ruby Valley (Mifflin and Wheat, 1979).
Pluvial lakes and estimated pluvial climates of Nevada.