today at mono lake


The Mono-logue


Major Categories   Search Blog:

The Mono-logue » New Website Features

‘New Website Features’ Category

Elden Vestal’s full 1993 deposition discussing historical stream conditions now online

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist
Share...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someone

In September 2012, we posted here that part 1 of Elden Vestal’s deposition had been found, and posted online by California Trout. We noted that a search for part 2 was underway. Well, the search is over!

Watch part 1 and part 2 of Elden Vestal's 1993 deposition, where he discusses the remarkable historical habitat conditions and wildlife in the Mono Basin.

Watch part 1 and part 2 of Elden Vestal's 1993 deposition, in which he discusses the remarkable historical habitat conditions and wildlife in the Mono Basin.

Former State Water Board staff member Jim Canaday had a copy of the missing video, the California Department of Fish & Wildlife digitized it, and the Committee has posted it online. Both YouTube videos (part 1 and part 2) can be found on our Historical Interviews page on the Mono Basin Clearinghouse. (more…)

New resources added to Mono Basin Clearinghouse

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist
Share...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someone

The Mono Basin Clearinghouse has had some major upgrades and updates recently! The most important one is that it and our other sites—monolake.org, leevining.com, birdchautauqua.org—are all back online as of 9:00am this morning after almost 24 hours of downtime due to network problems at the data center where our server is hosted. (more…)

Live weather information from Lee Vining only working intermittently

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist
Share...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someone

The Mono Lake Committee’s “live” Lee Vining weather data has not updated consistently lately. We are planning to replace the computer that gathers that data this spring, however the “live” weather data on this website may be out of date until that occurs.

In the meantime, you can instead track our daily weather observations that we send to the National Weather Service every morning. This is the official weather from Lee Vining, and while it isn’t updated every ten minutes, it is usually updated every day. Be aware that the data is preliminary—if it contains a mistake, when that mistake is corrected, it is not shown here. But it provides a good indication of what the weather was like on most days during the past month.

Lake-effect snow at Mono Lake

Friday, December 6th, 2013 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist
Share...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someone

Yesterday morning, the west half of Mono Lake was blanketed in fog, clouds, and snow. Yes, snow—lake-effect snow! In Lee Vining we measured three inches of new snow (and 1–2 inches new were reported in Mono City), adding to the three inches measured Wednesday morning, for a total of six inches on the ground!

Mono Lake Webcam shot from 8:29 am 12/5/2013 showing the new snow at the Scenic Area Visitor Center at the north end of Lee Vining. The dark area at the center of the photo is the riparian vegetation along Lee Vining Creek ending at Mono Lake.

Mono Lake Webcam shot from 8:29am on December 5 showing the new snow at the Scenic Area Visitor Center at the north end of Lee Vining. The dark area at the center of the photo is the riparian vegetation along Lee Vining Creek ending at Mono Lake.

(more…)

Mono Lake Committee’s fire and smoke web page updated

Monday, September 2nd, 2013 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist
Share...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someone

We updated our fire and smoke page due to the great interest in the current conditions of the Rim Fire burning to the west and the associated smoke that is occasionally drifting as far south as Tuolumne Meadows and the Mono Basin. See all the new links here.

Among our new and updated links, we link to the smoke map (embedded below) showing fires, smoke, and (more…)

Another record-breaking summer for hot weather

Thursday, August 8th, 2013 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist
Share...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someone

Last year, I wrote about how hot the summer of 2012 was in Lee Vining. So far, 2013 is even hotter. Both June and July average temperatures were the warmest on record this year. But it has been much rainier as well.

On hot summer days, nothing beats a swim in Mono Lake! Photo by Arya Degenhardt.

From April 1 to August 1, Mono Lake dropped only 2/3 of the 1 foot that it dropped last year (both dry years), primarily because of about two inches more rain this year. Those cooler rainy days also kept July 2013’s average maximum temperature about the same as July 2012, despite having warmer minimums and maximums.

July 2013 had a record number of nights (eight) in the 60s (degrees F). It set a new record for (more…)

Digital 395 installation happening in Lee Vining

Thursday, May 9th, 2013 by Elin, Communications Coordinator
Share...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someone

For the last week the streets of Lee Vining have been overtaken by heavy equipment and construction workers, all to complete one of the last stretches of Digital 395, the stimulus-funded project that will provide high-speed broadband internet to communities between Barstow and Carson City.

This view from the Lee Vining Webcam on May 8 at 11:55am shows Digital 395 construction in the center of Highway 395 ... along with much-needed rain clouds!

In fact, if you’ve logged into the Lee Vining Webcam recently, you will have seen the “ditch witch” drilling right in the middle of (more…)

“The Mono Lake Story” film now available online

Sunday, April 28th, 2013 by Mono Lake Committee Staff
Share...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someone

This post was written by Erik Lyon, 2013 Project Specialist.

The Mono Lake Story, the Mono Lake Committee’s documentary about the natural and political history of Mono Lake, is now available on our website.


Released in June of 2011, the 27-minute film was a much-needed update from the slideshow that had been (more…)

Poetry broadsides: A perfect holiday gift

Saturday, December 8th, 2012 by Jessica, Office Director
Share...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someone

Jim Cokas’ Tuolumne Meadows Poetry Festival broadsides can now be found on the Mono Lake Committee online store! If you missed your chance to purchase one of the pieces currently hanging in our gallery while you were in the Mono Basin, shop online and we will ship the prints to your front door. These broadsides also make the perfect gift for that person who has everything. Curious about broadsides?

Jim explained the concept of a “broadside” while hanging his show in the Mono Lake Theater & Gallery this past fall. Broadsides were common in (more…)

Use Mono Lake Mobile for your smartphone

Saturday, July 21st, 2012 by Elin, Communications Coordinator
Share...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someone

If you’ve got a smartphone, scan this QR code to get to Mono Lake Mobile, a handy site for directions to South Tufa, Old Marina, County Park, and other useful links for your visit to the Mono Basin.

You can also see our stream of Instagram photos, which showcase our storefront remodel, views from around the Mono Basin, and recent events.

Please take a second to give us some feedback too—how well did it work for you?

The Mono-logue is powered by Wordpress
Subscribe to entries with RSS or by Email. Subscribe to comments (RSS).

Find us on Facebook

 

Follow us on Twitter

 

Print this page
print

search | contact us | site map 
 

MLC Logo

© 2018 mono lake committee
The Mono Lake Committee is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.