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ancient lake(especially one that no longer exists)
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Late Quaternary paleoclimatic reconstructions for interior Alaska based on paleolake-level data and hydrologic models.
His hypothesis became less fanciful in 2000, when archaeologists found stratigraphical evidence of a paleolake in the area.
Highlights include documentation of Holocene rupture on all three major faults in Lake Tahoe basin; evidence for a large paleolake in the Western Desert, Egypt; examination of the southern Colorado Plateau-Arizona Transition Zone groundwater system; a study germane to both the search for natural gas below the Columbia River Basalt Group and to deciphering the seismic hazards of western Washington State; and descriptions of a Peruvian petrified forest.
Water balance modeling estimates the amount of precipitation required to maintain the Dakhleh paleolake to be between 410 and 670 mm / year.