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Mono Lake, California

lakeMono Lake
countryUnited States
surface area186 km2
maximum depth43 m
average depth8 m
lake typeEndorheic, hypersaline, alkaline
length21 km
width15 km
catchment area1,811 km2
altitude1,948 m
volume2 km3
inflowsRush Creek, Lee Vining Creek, Mill Creek
outflowsEvaporation
islandsTwo major: Negit Island and Paoha Island; numerous minor outcroppings (including tufa rock formations). The lake's water level is notably variable.
shore length86 km
mixing typeMonomictic
residence time2,225 days
average discharge8 m3 / sec.

Mono Lake Fish Species