Soda Lakes

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  • 39.53°N
  • 118.87°W

  • 1251 m
    4103 ft

  • 326010
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Soda Lakes. If this volcano has had large eruptions prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Garside L F, Shevenell L A, Snow J H, Hess R H, 2002. Status of Nevada geothermal resource development -- Spring 2002. Trans Geotherm Res Council, 26: 527-532.

Garside L J, Schilling J H, 1979. Thermal waters of Nevada. Nev Bur Mines Geol Bull, 91: 1-167.

Morrison R B, 1964. Late Lahontan: geology of southern Carson desert, Nevada. U S Geol Surv Prof Pap, 401.

Price J G, LaPointe D D, 1998. Ancient lakes and volcanoes near Fallon. Nev Bur Mines Geol Educ Ser E-28: 1-4; also online at

Two lake-filled maars, Soda Lake and Little Soda Lake, lie NW of the town of Fallon. The basaltic maars were formed subaerially, post-dating the Pleistocene glacial Lake Lahontan, and were estimated to be less than 10,000 years old and perhaps even less than 1500 years old (Garside and Schilling, 1979; Price and LaPointe, 1998). The larger maar, Soda Lake, is about 1.3 x 2 km wide and is elongated in a NE-SW direction. The 300-m-wide Little Soda Lake lies south of Soda Lake. The late-Pleistocene Upsal Hogback cones lie to the NNE of Soda Lakes. The maars are the site of a geothermal prospect that may have discharged hot springs through the end of the 19th century.