Soda Lake

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Last Updated: 06 May 2022
microbial diversity and biogeochemical cycling in soda lakes. "microbial diversity and biogeochemical cycling in soda lakes.", by Sorokin DY, Berben T, Melton ED, Overmars L, Vavourakis CD, Muyzer G. Fig1: World map depicting major areas where soda lakes occur (green). A Rain shadowed area of California and Nevada. Mono Lake is depicted (photograph by Sacha Heath). B Eurasian Steppe contains the Kulunda steppe and...

Soda Lake and Little Soda Lake are 2 maars located on the southwestern floor of the Carson Sink northwest of Fallon, Nevada. The 300 m vast Little Soda Lake lies 250 m south of Soda Lake. The maars are the site of a geothermal prospect that might have released warm springs via completion of the 19th century. At the end of the 19th century, rock hound Israel Russell investigated the geologic history of Lake Lahontan and visited Soda Lakes. During that time the water level was substantially lower, so he might see more of the crater wall surfaces and surge strata. Diversion of Sierran stream water to the Carson Sink, as part of the Newlands Irrigation Project, which started in 1903, raised groundwater degrees, corresponding to an approximately 20-m surge in the lake degree.

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