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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
  6378.2 ft

2016 Andrea Lawrence Award presented to Dan & Leslie Dawson

May 21, 2016

On May 13th community members, friends, and family of Andrea Mead Lawrence gathered at Mammoth Mountain’s Parallax Restaurant to commemorate Andrea’s life and those who embody her spirit of community and conservationism through the presentation of the Andrea Lawrence Award. Andrea was a visionary environmental leader, two-time Olympic gold medalist, mother of five, 16-year Mono […]

Free bird walks at Mono Lake County Park begin this weekend

May 19, 2016

Several events mark the beginning of the Mono Lake Committee’s summer season. One of them is the start of weekend bird-walks at Mono Lake County Park, a joint program with California State Parks. You are invited to join experienced guides every Friday and Sunday at 8:00am (meet at the County Park parking lot) for a two-hour guided […]

Tioga Pass opening today at noon

May 18, 2016

News from Yosemite National Park: Tioga Pass (Highway 120) will open all the way through the park today at noon. This is good news for us Eastsiders who are eager to visit the Yosemite high country, and for folks on the west side who have been waiting to visit Mono Lake all winter. The spring […]

Lower gate on Highway 120 opens; Tioga Pass remains closed

May 12, 2016

This morning, Caltrans opened the lower gate on Highway 120 up to Tioga Pass. Highway 120 is still closed, however, beyond Tioga Pass into Yosemite National Park. I excitedly made the trip up the road during my lunch break today for the first time since November and found considerable snow still on the ground above […]

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