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by Sanj@y

"Oldest Lake on the Continent"

Considered to have existed for almost 760,000 years, the Mono Lake is perhaps, one of the oldest in the country. Boasting an extremely productive ecosystem, the desert lake has always been a source of wonder for many. The wonder only escalated when, after huge amounts of water was diverted to another location, great calcium-carbonate formations were exposed. These geological formations called tufa towers stretched to almost 30 feet (9 meters). Owing to the mystique of the spiry-looking tufa towers, the rare flora and fauna, and the brilliant green shade that the lake takes on in spring, a large number of tourists visit this spot every year.
Mono Lake, Lee Vining, CA, United States, 93541
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"Oldest Lake on the Continent"
Considered to have existed for almost 760,000 years, the Mono Lake is perhaps, one of the oldest in the country. Boasting an extremely productive ecosystem, the desert lake has always been a source of wonder for many. The wonder only escalated when, after huge amounts of water was diverted to another location, great calcium-carbonate formations were exposed. These geological formations called tufa towers stretched to almost 30 feet (9 meters). Owing to the mystique of the spiry-looking tufa towers, the rare flora and fauna, and the brilliant green shade that the lake takes on in spring, a large number of tourists visit this spot every year.
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