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prediversion lake level Located in California's spectacular Eastern Sierra, Mono Lake is an oasis in the dry Great Basin and a vital habitat for millions of migratory and nesting birds. For over 30 years
target lake level the Mono Lake Committee has
current lake level been working to protect Mono Lake from
lowest lake level destruction, to heal the damage done in the Mono Basin, and to
educate the public about the natural environment and wise water use.

Current Lake
  6378.9 ft

2015 Mono Lake Committee Scholarship now open

Apr 18, 2015

Each year the Mono Lake Committee supports local students pursuing higher education who display a personal connection with Mono Lake and the Mono Lake story with two $1,000 scholarships. Mono County resident high school seniors who have firm plans to attend a two- or four-year college within a year of graduation qualify. If you are […]

Caltrans Hwy 395 rockfall project report #2

Apr 16, 2015

Caltrans has released the second road report for the Lee Vining Rockfall Safety Project on Highway 395 along Mono Lake just north of Lee Vining. Lee Vining Rockfall Safety project update #2 Updates are also posted regularly on Twitter and Facebook. Click here for all project updates and background. Text from the official update is below. Project Update #2 […]

New York Times article features Mono Lake

Apr 16, 2015

Did you catch the New York Times article that featured our very own Mono Lake? Dr. Scott Stine’s work at Mono Lake, studying old, tufa-encased tree stumps contributed to the understanding of past “megadroughts” in California. Trees once grew along the shores of an ancient, lower Mono Lake. The last 150 years, especially the end […]

Lower Tioga gate opening Wednesday, April 15

Apr 14, 2015

At yesterday’s Local Transportation Commission meeting in Mammoth Lakes, the local Caltrans district supervisor gave the word: the lower gate on the Tioga Road (Highway 120 west) will be opened tomorrow, April 15. When the lower gate is open, folks can access the area near the east entrance to Yosemite National Park, including Ellery Lake […]

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