Mono Lake-South Tufa Trail California

Mono Lake is a saline soda lake in Mono County, California, formed at least 760,000 years ago as a terminal lake in an endorheic basin. The lack of an outlet causes high levels of salts to accumulate in the lake which make its water alkaline.
  • Location: Mono County, California
  • Primary inflows: Rush Creek, Lee Vining Creek, Mill Creek
  • Primary outflows: Evaporation
  • Catchment area: 780 sq mi (2,030 km²)
  • Basin countries: United States
  • Max. length: 13 mi (21 km)
  • Max. width: 9.3 mi (15 km)
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