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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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.
Biotic content, lack of ikaite, and proximity to pluvial lake systems strongly correlate the deposit's age with the numerous lacustrine deposits that occur in the region (Fig.
Pluvial lake distributions throughout the western United States and into Mexico indicate a noticeable gap in the geologic record of lake deposits in the northwestern corner of Arizona and Utah's southwestern region (Fig.
Pluvial lakes and estimated pluvial climates of Nevada.