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Playa Lakes

Playa lakes provide important wetland habitat in the Texas Panhandle region.
Photo courtesy Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, date unknown, Kiowa County, Colorado.

Playas are ephemeral wetlands characterized by Randall or Ness clay soils and occur in portions of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and northwestern Texas.

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TPWD Wildlife Management Areas featuring playa lakes:

Playa Lakes, Armstrong Unit

Playa Lakes, Taylor Lakes Unit

Playa Lakes, Dimmitt Unit

External links regarding playa lakes:

Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV)