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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The precipitation anomalies observed during 2017, approximately 200% of normal, are comparable to precipitation estimated during the cooler deglacial period approximately 16,000 years ago when large pluvial lakes, such as Lake Lahontan, existed across the Great Basin (Munroe and Laabs 2013; Barth et al.
DISCUSSION--Through mapping and stratigraphic correlation, our results suggest that the study site represents a perched spring concurrent with the geology and paleoclimate of the pluvial lake system within the Great Basin.
Pluvial lakes and estimated pluvial climates of Nevada.
The review of work on western US pluvial lakes by A.