Soda Lake (San Bernardino County) facts for kids
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Soda Lake, San Bernardino County, California. Zzyzx and the Desert Studies Center in the foreground.
|Location||Mojave National Preserve
San Bernardino County, California
|Primary inflows||Mojave River|
|Primary outflows||Terminal (evaporation)|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Max. length||24 km (15 mi)|
|Max. width||10 km (6.2 mi)|
|Shore length1||75 km (47 mi)|
|Surface elevation||288 m (945 ft)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
Soda Lake (or Soda Dry Lake) is a dry lake at the terminus of the Mojave River in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, California. The lake has standing water during wet periods, and water can be found beneath the surface.
Soda Lake along with Silver Lake are what remains of the large, perennial, Holocene Lake Mojave. The waters of the lake, now with no outlet, evaporate and leave alkaline evaporites of sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate.
Soda Lake is located on the southern side of Interstate 15, and can be seen at the Zzyzx Road interchange and the Oat Ditch bridge, as well as the Soda Lake bridge (signed as the Mojave River) looking south from the city of Baker.
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