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Historically, the native Kutzadika'a people derived nutrition from the Ehpydra hians pupae, which live in the shallow waters around the edge of the lake having been hatched from the eggs of adult alkali flies.When the city of Los Angeles diverted water from the freshwater streams flowing into the lake, it lowered the lake level, which imperiled the migratory birds.Panum Crater (on the south shore of the lake) is an excellent example of a combined rhyolite dome and cinder cone.The limnology of the lake shows it contains approximately 280 million tons of dissolved salts, with the salinity varying depending upon the amount of water in the lake at any given time.Dissolved salts in the runoff thus remain in the lake and raise the water's p H levels and salt concentration.
Mono Lake occupies part of the Mono Basin, an endorheic basin that has no outlet to the ocean.
Currently, Mono Lake is in a geologically active area at the north end of the Mono–Inyo Craters volcanic chain and is close to Long Valley Caldera.
Volcanic activity continues in the Mono Lake vicinity: the most recent eruption occurred 350 years ago, resulting in the formation of Paoha Island.
Mono Lake is a vital resting and eating stop for migratory shorebirds and has been recognized as a site of international importance by the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network.
Nearly 2,000,000 waterbirds, including 35 species of shorebirds, use Mono Lake to rest and eat for at least part of the year.