On the second day of Christmas our gift was 562 Tundra Swans that swirled in and took refuge along the west shore of Mono Lake. On December 27 at around 10:00 am holiday traffic marched past on 395, but no one took notice of the … more »
4. The Los Angeles Water Plan … more »
5. The ecosystem marches on … more »
6. Mono Lake Committee members paid the entire mortgage on the Committee’s Mono Basin Field Station and Annex properties … more »
7. The Mono Lake Trail and David Gaines Boardwalk project … more »
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 »