Time lapse: Mono Lake risingJune 29th, 2017 by Elin, Communications Coordinator
Want to see Mono Lake rising before your eyes? Check out this time lapse from May 25 to June 25, when the lake rose an incredible 1.2 vertical feet!
You’ll see wildlife along the shore investigating the changing habitat as lagoons form, tufa blocks get submerged, and the grass floods. You might also notice that the lake rise speeds up in early June, when warm weather started melting snow in the high country more quickly, sending record volumes of water down the streams and to the lake.
Mono Lake has risen 2.8 feet so far this calendar year and is projected to rise another 1.5 feet by year’s end. It’s a remarkable time to be at Mono Lake when it’s rising so fast—make plans to visit this summer and see for yourself!
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