An early Pleistocene pluvial lake in Fish Lake Valley, Nevada-California; Ringside Resort for the Eruption of the Bishop Tuff

The question of whether a pluvial lake existed in Fish Lake Valley, Nevada and California, has been debated for over 100 years. We have obtained stratigraphic evidence that a lake did exist in this valley at intervals during late Pliocene to middle Pleistocene time. This lake may have overflowed northward, or it may have been periodically contiguous with a pluvial lake to the north in Columbus Salt Marsh.

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Citation Date 1991-01-01T12:00:00

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Original ID 50ec3aefb656b70647f32e38bcdbb90e
Index Date 2015-07-01T21:47:42Z
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Name Reheis, M.C.
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Name Slate, J.L.
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Name Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M.
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Name Meyer, C.E.
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Geographic Extent

North Bound 42.0802
South Bound 36.4371
East Bound -117.246
West Bound -120.168