Sediment Deposits in the Las Vegas Valley

fine-grained buff-colored sediment deposits in the Las Vegas Valley

Detailed Description

In southern Nevada, fine-grained buff-colored deposits lie in the valley against the backdrop of the Las Vegas Range just outside the city limits of Las Vegas. Once thought to be remnants of a large lake, these deposits actually record the presence of extensive wetlands that responded dynamically to past episodes of abrupt climate change.


Image Dimensions: 1336 x 1004

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Location Taken: NV, US