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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
  6377.6 ft

Atmospheric river brings approximately six inches of water to Mono Lake so far

Jan 10, 2017

Mono Lake Committee hydrologists estimate that the series of atmospheric river storms we’ve been experiencing over the last week has brought enough water to the Mono Basin to raise Mono Lake by six inches. As reported in the Los Angeles Times, this lake level rise is very good news for the Mono Lake ecosystem, and it also […]

Highway 395 closed due to blizzard conditions

Jan 10, 2017

The atmospheric river keeps on giving! For nearly a week now, Mono Lake and the Eastern Sierra have been receiving heavy snow and rain, which is great news for these drought-parched areas. But it does bring complications for people living and traveling here. Highway 395 is closed today from Mammoth Lakes to Bridgeport due to […]

2016 Mono Lake Committee Annual Report

Jan 07, 2017

The Mono Lake Committee’s 2016 Annual Report is now available online. The report is full of photos of the Mono Lake Committee in action in our focus areas of protection, restoration, education, and scientific research. It also has the Committee’s audited financial information for 2015, our office ecological footprint, list of event sponsors, and the names of the Guardians of the Lake and Defense Trust members. […]

2017 Mono Lake Calendar essay: Leopold’s capacity for self-renewal

Jan 03, 2017

This essay, written by Bill Trush, appears in the 2017 Mono Lake Calendar. Each field season traveling south to “the lake” I stop at the Highway 395 overlook located just before the highway twists its way down to the Mono Basin floor. If I am lucky, no one else is there. I get out of the […]

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