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Mono Lake

General Information

Country United States of America
Latitude 38° 0' 0" (38.0000)
Longitude -119° 0' 0" (-119.0000)
State California

Physical Characteristics

Volume 2.80 km3
Surface Area 175.00 km2
Depth Mean depth: 15.0 m
Maximum depth: 46.0 m


Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management


Biodiversity Conservation

Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
WWF Global 200
Species of Concern


Mono Lake Committee

LakeNet Programs

Biodiversity Needs Assessment Survey



Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework for Identifying Priorities
ILEC Database
Living Lakes Partner Profile: Mono Lake
Mono Lake Committee


4/7/2005 - Disappearing Lakes, Shrinking Seas
5/20/2002 - Community participation in conserving and managing inland waters

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.
International Lake Environment Committee, the United Nations Environment Program and Environment Agency, Government of Japan. 1997. World Lakes Database.

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