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The Carrizo Plain, the only closed basin in California’s Southern Coast Ranges, preserves landforms and deposits that record both climate change and tectonic activity. An extensive system of clay dunes documents the elevations of late Pleistocene and Holocene pans. Clay dune elevations, drowned shorelines, eroded anticlinal ridges, and zones of perturbed soil chemistry provide evidence of two lake levels higher than today’s (currently 581 m above sea level [masl]), one at ~591 masl at ca. 20 ka and another at ~585 masl that existed at ca. 10 ka, based on optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dates on clay dune sediment....

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