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At the east the most southerly lake is Sevier, in latitude 39°; the last of the lakes sustained by the Sierra is Owens, between the 36th and 37th parallels. Then for three hundred miles evaporation is supreme. Playas abound, streams are almost unknown, and springs are rare. Death Valley, with its floor of salt spread lower than the surface of the ocean, is overlooked on either side by mountains from 5,000 to 10,000 feet high, but they yield it no flowing stream, and more than one traveler has perished from thirst while endeavoring to pass from spring to spring.

31, pp. 284-299. A description of the jointed structure of the Bonneville beds was printed in the Am. Jour. , 3d Series, Vol. 23, 1882, pp. 25-27. 3 Sketch of the Geological History of Lake Lahontan : Third Ann. Rept. U. S. Geol. Survey. Washington, 1883, pp. 189-235. 4 A geological reconnaissance in Southern Oregon : Fourth Ann. Rept. U. S. Geol. Survey. Washington, 1885, pp. 431-464. 6 Quaternary history of Mono Valley, California: Eighth Ann. Rept. U. S. Geol. Survey. Washington, 1880, pp. 261-394.

The examination of the more southerly valleys of the Great Basin, the study of the brines and saline deposits, and the elaborate measurement of post-Pleistocene displacements, are indefinitely deferred. The results of the investigation have been communicated in a series of reports, essays, and memoirs. 8 The present publication completes the series. 1 Contributions to the history of Lake Bonneville: Second Ann. Kept. U. S. Geol. Survey. Washington, 1882, pp. 169-200. 2 The topographic features of lake shores: Fifth Ann.

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