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Pyramid

General Information

Description Pyramid Lake is a large lake downstream from Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada, in the desert region of the western United States. It is a terminal lake. Terminal,or endorheic, lakes do not drain to the ocean. As a result of evaporation, terminal lakes usually become saline and are often particularly sensitive to pollution.
Country United States of America
Latitude 40° 3' 0" (40.0500)
Longitude -119° 34' 0" (-119.5667)
State Nevada

Physical Characteristics

Description
Volume 26.40 km3
Surface Area 430.00 km2
Depth Mean depth: 59.0 m
Maximum depth: 103.0 m
Origin Tectonic
Type Saline
Permanent
Natural

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Documents

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ILEC Database

Additional Data Sources

Birkett, C., and I. Mason. 1995. A new global lakes database for remote sensing programme studying climatically sensitive large lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 21 (3) 307-318.

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