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Water issues at Mono Lake

The Mono Lake story resonates across California and the West, and it is an ideal place to explore how a single water issue changed the way we use and value water.

The lake and its tributary streams are a restoration work-in-progress, and offer fascinating opportunities for students to see the nuts and bolts of watershed restoration. Mono Lake is also a place where scientific research influenced policy and management decisions, and the examples are everyhere.

Measuring stream flow on Mill Creek. Archive phot.

The Mono Lake Committee has been working on behalf of Mono Lake and its tributary streams for over 30 years. Combined, our current staff hold over 80 years of work in the fields of hydrology, restoration, policy, science, and education.

If you are an educator looking to introduce your students to any aspect of the Mono Lake water issue, please contact us about field programs. We can schedule a staff leader for your group based on your specific area of focus.

Lower Rush Creek flow to Mono Lake. Archive photo.
Rush Creek flows toward Mono Lake after leaving Grant Lake Reservoir.

Email Education Director Bartshé Miller or call (760) 647-6595 for more information or to schedule a group.

Water & People

At Mono Lake, students can see the solutions to decades of water issues at work.

Mono Lake water issues cut across history, science, law, and politics.