8. The Committee’s Outdoor Experiences Program turns 15 … more »
9. Mono Lake travels across the country with the American Museum of Natural History’s exhibit: H20 = Life. … more »
It’s nearing the end of 2008–time to take stock of things and to take a look back at the year behind in order to prepare for the year ahead. It’s also the time of year when radio and TV shows do countdowns and “top ten” lists. We’ve gathered our own top ten list of great things that have happened for Mono Lake in 2008 to share with you, one per day, leading up to the New Year.
So, without further ado, the Mono Lake Top Ten from 2008:
Number 10. The Mono Lake Committee turns 30 … more »
One week ago our highs were still in the 50s and our lows were in the 20s. This very pleasant December weather ended abruptly as a winter storm … more »
Mono Lake dropped 0.08 feet this past week and currently is at the low point for the year: 6382.07′. This was a bit unexpected, considering the cold and wet weather we’ve had this past week. But it wasn’t that wet and it was very cold. It does make sense, since inflow from Rush Creek is the lowest in decades. Also, the extreme cold weather has turned liquid into solid, resulting in a reduced inflow to Mono Lake–because solid doesn’t flow!
If the lake drops any more at all, it is off the gauge–and we wouldn’t know the level until … more »
I’m in Los Angeles this week–in fact, a day longer than planned thanks to some large early winter storms. Downtown received several inches of rain on Monday. On Wednesday, as I wrapped up my Mono Lake visits at the City Council and Department of Water and Power, it was raining again–a lot!
The snow level had fallen well into … more »
… and I am back in the office for the winter! This year’s Outdoor Experiences season was probably the longest in the history of the program–we started in May and finished in mid-November; a record seven months! This year, we also celebrated the 15th anniversary of the program.
I can happily say that … more »
Much-anticipated snowfall began last night here in Lee Vining and is continuing this morning. It’s still a little blustery, definitely cold, and I’m hoping that the big cloud hanging over town has more snow in it for us.
I was lucky to … more »
Jonathan Parfrey was appointed as one of five Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Commissioners on Friday–and he’s a committed environmental advocate.
This is good news for Mono Lake. Jonathan is a strong environmental advocate who understands the critical linkage between water conservation, water recycling, and the City’s environmental responsibility to the lake. He also understands what needs to be accomplished to transform DWP into the a green utility. As a matter of fact … more »