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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
  6377.8 ft

Celebrate bird migration with a Mono Lake guided trip

Aug 24, 2016

Have you ever seen a flock of shorebirds dancing in air over a glassy reflective lake? It’s a must-see, even if you aren’t a birder. The birds swirl around each other with seemingly no leader but they’re always in sync, making tight turns and flashing their white bellies in unison. Their whir of wings is […]

Sign up for the 36th annual Tioga Pass Run

Aug 23, 2016

While its claim to fame is “only one hill,” the Tioga Pass Run is one hefty task. Over 12.4 miles, runners and walkers ascend 3,164 feet from Lee Vining to the eastern entrance of Yosemite National Park. Along the way, Mt. Dana stands proudly over Lee Vining Canyon, holding what’s left of last winter’s snowpack […]

Fall colors at Mono Lake: It’s not too early to plan your trip

Aug 21, 2016

Yes, I know, it’s only August, and the canyons are still glittering green with quaking aspen trees. But if you are thinking about visiting in the fall, now is the time to start planning your trip! The colors usually start to change in mid-September and peak around mid-October. By November, the leaves are usually on […]

Coming to an end: Reflections from two summers in the Mono Basin

Aug 19, 2016

“My unorthodox journey to the Eastern Sierra and first two weeks of work at the Mono Lake Committee have been life-changing experiences (especially for someone who had never lived on his own or seen the American West before)….” —me, two years ago Over two years ago the Mono Lake Committee took a chance and hired […]

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