Featured 7 Jul 2005 Image
Mono Lake - at 6400 feet. Tufa pinnacles at sunset
Mono Lake - at 6400 feet. Tufa pinnacles at sunset.
East side of Sierra Nevada, near Lee Vining, California, USA.
Mono Lake is a closed hydrological basin - water flows into it, but it doesn t flow out. The only way for water to leave is through evaporation. Four vertical feet of water can evaporate during the course of a year and without the freshwater streams to replace the evaporated water, there would be no lake. Because the lake has no outlet, its naturally saline
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