Mono Lake is a large, shallow saline soda lake in Mono County, California,
formed at least 760,000 years ago as a terminal lake in an endorheic basin. The
Appalled by this prospect, David Gaines formed the Mono Lake Committee in
1978 and began talking to conservation clubs, schools, service organizations, ...
GEOLOGYThe Mono Basin is a tectonic basin formed by faulting and
downwarping of the earth's crust. It is from one to three million years old. The hills
on the ...
David Gaines then appealed to the National Audubon Society's Santa Monica
chapter, and in March 1978 he formed the Mono Lake Committee (Committee) as
Mono Lake Basin was formed by the same geologic processes that shaped the
Nevada and Eastern Sierra landscape over the past several million years.
Signs of volcanic activity at Mono Lake are seen at Black Point and the Negit
Islands. Panum Dome, just south of Mono Lake was formed about 600 years ago.
Mono Lake pictures near Lee Vining. ... As the top of Black Point cooled and
contracted, narrow cracks or fissures formed on the summit -- some of them only
Feb 7, 2012 ... In the middle of Mono Lake are two islands, Negit and Paoha, where the most
recent ... Negit and Paoha were formed by volcanic activity.
Nov 7, 2011 ... Thinning and stretching of the continental crust in the Great Basin region created
numerous fault-bounded basins formed as blocks of crust ...
Although it would appear that the water chemistry of Mono Lake would make the
.... When Mono Lake first formed, it was just one of the many lakes that were ...