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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
Level:
  6379.6 ft

Two Mono Basin wildfires in one week

Sep 19, 2014

With two wildfires in one week, the Mono Basin is getting hit hard during this tinder-dry early autumn. After investigation, both of this week’s local fires were determined to be caused by accidents. The Conway Fire, which ignited on September 12, was caused by a tire blow-out on a vehicle headed south on Highway 395 at [...]

Creating the Illuminated Field Journal seminar was fascinating, even life changing….

Sep 17, 2014

Hannah Hinchman’s field seminar this past weekend, Creating the Illuminated Field Journal, was a lush banquet of ideas, beautiful places, art techniques, and creativity. Activities ranged from sketching antlers, bird skulls, or vertebrae with a stick and cup of ink to creating an event map—exploring an area and drawing/painting what you encounter with commentary—to suggestions on [...]

Fall colors are emerging in the Mono Basin

Sep 16, 2014

Quaking Aspens between Grant Lake Reservior and Silver Lake along the June Lake Loop are rapidly changing their leaves from a dark green to yellow color. These trees regularly grow in dense, unbroken stands, creating a stunning golden vista when their leaves fully change color in the fall. If you are headed to the Eastern Sierra, make [...]

Seasonal changes in the Mono Basin

Sep 14, 2014

As the evening wind whips through the Mono Basin it is becoming noticeably colder now. The summer season is coming to a close and this change brings beautiful new fall colors, migratory birds, and plants. Animals are preparing for the winter ahead and can be seen gathering nesting materials and food supplies. The birds of [...]

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