Eastern Mojave Vegetation Fish Lake Valley, Esmeralda County, Nevada.

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See also: Saline Valley. White Mountains. Clayton Valley. Silver Peak Range. The Gap.

See also: Owens Valley. Furnace Creek. Green Monster Mine. White Mountains. Fish Lake Dunes. Silver Peak Range.

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Fish Lake Valley is a 2,600 km2 basin about 70 km east of the Long Valley Caldera. Elevations of the valley floow decrease to the north from about 1,585 to 1,435 m. The valley lies between thye glaciated White Mountains on the west and the lower, unglaciated Silver Peak Range on the east. Drainage from the valley is partly blocked on the north by the low Volcanic Hills, but the playa in the northeast corner overflows intermittently northward through "The Gap" into Columbus Salt Marsh.

Fish Lake Valley owes its existence to the right-oblique faulting along the Fish Lake Valley fault zone, which forms the northern end of the Death Valley - Furnace Creek fault system.

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Date and time this article was prepared:8:15:28 AM, 7/13/2024.