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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
  6380.1 ft

Refreshments with Refreshing ‘Ologists: Drought impacts on streamflow on the Upper Owens River and Big Springs

Jul 21, 2014

There is no denying that California is facing a serious water problem due to three consecutive years of drought. Curious about a hydrologist’s thoughts on the matter? Join us at the Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore this Wednesday, July 23 at 4:00pm for an hour with Sue Burak, local resident and recent graduate of [...]

The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada: A necessity for life in the Sierra

Jul 21, 2014

For those times when I’m exploring the Sierra Nevada without my favorite Yosemite park ranger (or, come to think of it, even when I’m with her since she swears by this book), a necessity almost as crucial as sunblock is John Muir Laws’ The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada. A modest-sized paperback, small [...]

Mono Lake Interns then and now: From fly pupae to moringa

Jul 17, 2014

Over the years the Mono Lake Committee has attracted hundreds of young, passionate environmentalists looking for involvement in Mono Lake’s story. Whether in college, fresh out of school or like this year’s two Birding Interns, retired folks looking to help out, the seasonal staff plays a huge role in keeping the Mono Lake Committee a [...]

Turf wars: Los Angeles doubles down on water conservation

Jul 14, 2014

If you’re a Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (DWP) residential customer and you have a lawn, now is your chance to cash in and conserve water. Currently, DWP is offering $3 per square foot of lawn if you replace your thirsty grass with California friendly plants. DWP’s “Cash In Your Lawn” incentive is [...]

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