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dry lake

n. A remnant of lake consisting of fine-grained sediments infused with alkali salts.

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Dry lake

A dry lake is an ephemeral lakebed, or a remnant of an endorheic lake. Such flats consist of fine-grained sediments infused with alkali salts. Alternative names for the dry lake include alkali flat, alkali sink and playa.

A playa lake may cover a wide area, but it is never deep. Most water in it evaporates, leaving a layer of salt on the surface. These salt covered stretches are called saltpans. The surface of a dry lake is typically dry, hard and rough during the dry season, but wet and very soft in the rainy season. Dry lakes are generally small, round depressions in the surface of the landscape.

Dry Lake (disambiguation)

A dry lake is an ephemeral lakebed.

Dry Lake may also refer to:

  • Dry Lake (Codington County, South Dakota)
  • Dry Lake (Hamlin County, South Dakota)
Dry Lake (Codington County, South Dakota)

Dry Lake is a natural lake in South Dakota, in the United States.

Dry Lake received its name due to the lake historically being dry.

Dry Lake (Hamlin County, South Dakota)

Dry Lake is a natural lake in South Dakota, in the United States.

Dry Lake received its name due to the tendency of the lake to run dry.

Usage examples of "dry lake".

According to the map, the ghost town was in a valley next to a dry lake bed.

He sat on the dry lake bed in the growing shadow of the hill to the northwest, and ate, slowly.

Now they had several paces of dry lake bed to walk across to reach what had once been the shoreline and the now-waterless pier by Spiredore.

Miles from the runway, maybe, but feasible, out on a dry lake somewhere.

With thousands of square miles of ranges spread out over three counties, mostly desolate hills and dry lake beds, hundreds of men (and now women) per year streak over the high desert and mountains, line up on plywood tanks or airfields scratched into the hard-baked earth by bulldozers, and drop thousands of tons of live bombs, rockets, missiles, and cannon rounds.

Beyond lay a wide dry lake, and I pointed our horses right at the spot where lava and dry lake joined, and we rode on.

As they rounded a bend, an open space between the oaks afforded them a glimpse of the dry lake bed.

Construction of aqueducts and pipelines would channel the water into towns and cities and would turn a dry lake into a recreational reservoir the size of Lake Powell.