MoapaPk wrote:MikeTX wrote:wow, three pages and we're still trying to equate deserts with the great lakes. let me help ya out. if you look around and you see lots of water and greenery, there's a pretty good chance that you're not in the desert.
Ever been to Lake Mead? It's a big artificial lake in the desert, and when the hot wind blows on a summer day, the air quite near the surface is well below saturation. We also have a few natural lakes in the desert (Mono comes close, as does Walker).
Ever been down by Las Cruces? The desert there seems very green.
He did say "pretty good chance".