List of prehistoric lakes

This a partial list of prehistoric lakes. Although the form of the names below differ, the lists are alphabetized by the identifying name of the lake (e.g., Algonquin for Glacial Lake Algonquin). YBP = Years Before Present.

North AmericaEdit

Endorheic basinsEdit

Atlantic DrainageEdit

Gulf of Mexico DrainageEdit

Arctic DrainageEdit

Pacific DrainageEdit


South AmericaEdit




See alsoEdit


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