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Tufa (Calcium Carbonate) formations at Mono Lake in California.

The exposed tufa we see today is the result of the Los Angeles water authority diverting the Owens River which feeds the lake. As a result, for many years evaporation exceeded inflow and the surface level fell.

Then in 1994, a decision was taken to protect the Mono Lake ecosystem, and the waters have been rising ever since.

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