Lake Manix

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Lake Manix
LakeManixSediments.JPG
Sediments deposited in Lake Manix (Pleistocene) near Barstow, California.
Location Mojave Desert
San Bernardino County, California
Coordinates 35°58′38″N 116°41′58″W / 35.97713°N 116.69952°W / 35.97713; -116.69952Coordinates: 35°58′38″N 116°41′58″W / 35.97713°N 116.69952°W / 35.97713; -116.69952
Lake type Glacial lake (former)
Primary inflows Mojave River
Primary outflows Mojave River
Basin countries United States
Surface elevation 500 m (1,600 ft)

Lake Manix is a former lake fed by the Mojave River in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, California.

Pluvial lake[edit]

During the Pleistocene era (450,000 to 18,000 years ago), this ancient pluvial lake occupied the modern Afton Lake, Troy Lake and Coyote Lake basins. After the lake filled, it overtopped down Afton Canyon and filled the former Lake Mojave which included today's Soda Lake and Silver Lake basins.

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References[edit]

  • Philip Stoffer (14 January 2004). "The Mojave River and Associated Lakes" (.html). Desert Landforms and Surface Processes in the Mojave National Preserve and Vicinity. Open-File Report 2004-1007 (USGS, US Department of the Interior). Retrieved 2009-09-12. 
  • USGS (13 January 2004). "Mojave National Preserve: Soda Lake". Geology in the National Parks. U.S. Department of the Interior. Archived from the original on 2007-03-11. Retrieved 2009-09-12. 
  • Philip Stoffer (14 January 2004). "Changing Climates and Ancient Lakes" (.html). Desert Landforms and Surface Processes in the Mojave National Preserve and Vicinity. Open-File Report 2004-1007 (USGS, US Department of the Interior). Retrieved 2009-09-12. 

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