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

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Author: Reheis, M.C., Slate, J.L., Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., Meyer, C.E.
Description: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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Organization Name: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
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City: Reno
State: NV
Zip: 89557
Phone: 775-784-6691
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North Bounding Latitude: 42.0802
South Bounding Latitude: 36.4371
East Bounding Longitude: -117.246
West Bounding Longitude: -120.168