Mono Lake is an ancient saline lake located in Mono County, California at the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada. It is one of the oldest lakes in the United States, 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 and makes the water alkaline. The large amounts of salts that have been deposited in the lake, make it three times as salty as the oceans and giving it a 10 pH balance. While all this salt has resulted in some amazing tufa columns (natural limestone deposits), it is also home to trillions of brine shrimp and millions of birds.
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ISBN13: 978-1-877689-78-9Published Date: 2014Topo (Contour) Lines: YesRelief Shading: YesDouble Sided: NoRegions: CACountries: USAMedia: Waterproof & Tear Resistant PlasticFormat: FoldedFolded Dimensions [L" x W" x D"]: 9 x 4.25 x 0.18 in (22.86 x 10.79 x 0.47 cm)Unfolded Dimensions [L" x W"]: 26.5 x 17 (67.31 x 43.18 cm)Map Scale: 1" = 1 mile (1:63,360), contour interval 80 feet, UTM Zone 11Scale: 1:63,360Two Sided: NoPieces: 1Languages: English