Mirror Lake (California)

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Mirror Lake
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Mirror Lake, March 2010
Location Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, California, United States
Coordinates 37°44′55″N 119°32′57″W / 37.7485°N 119.5491°W / 37.7485; -119.5491Coordinates: 37°44′55″N 119°32′57″W / 37.7485°N 119.5491°W / 37.7485; -119.5491
Primary inflows Tenaya Creek
Primary outflows Tenaya Creek
Basin countries United States
Surface elevation 4,098 ft (1,249 m)

Mirror Lake is a small, seasonal lake located on Tenaya Creek in Yosemite National Park. Situated in Tenaya Canyon directly between North Dome and Half Dome, it is the last remnant of a large glacial lake that once filled most of Yosemite Valley at the end of the last Ice Age, and is close to disappearing due to sediment accumulation.

Photographs of Mirror Lake
1864 photo by Charles Leander Weed 
September 1962 
February 2011 

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