US 6 / US 395 – Diaz Lake

Basin and Range – Owens Valley

6_smallDiaz Lake
Jct. SR-136
El. 3800′

View of the northbound lanes at the Diaz Lake turnoff.
View of the northbound lanes at the Diaz Lake turnoff.

Diaz Lake was formed by the 1872 Lone Pine earthquake. The land dropped slightly here creating a depression that filled with water. US 395 is an expressway here with the southbound lanes comprising the original lanes of the highway. Until early 2000, the highway narrowed to two lanes at this point heading northbound. SR-190 ended here until the 1960’s when it was moved to the south side of Owens Lake.

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