An adventure of my life time!

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Tufa is a variety of limestone, formed by the precipitation of carbonate minerals from ambient temperature water bodies.

Tufa towers grow exclusively underwater, and some grow to heights of over 30 feet. The reason we see so many tufa towers around Mono Lake nowadays is because the lake level fell dramatically after water diversions in 1941. Lucky for us!

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Comments on: "152. More Pictures of Tufa in Mono Lake (2)" (2)

  1. Xiaoying Yin said:

    Beautifully!
    What’s the temperature there?
    It may looks even better when the plant have colors.

    • I am sure it will look prettier with green colored plants. However, spring or summer may not be a good time to visit. I watched a movie about the lake there. It seems that there are tons of bugs in warmer days!

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