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Mono Lake not rising on schedule

Low lake vulnerable to drought & climate change; rule changes needed to accomplish lake protection On a warm fall day in 1994, I walked into the state capitol building alongside a crowd of Mono Lake advocates. We assembled in a distinguished hearing room beneath an epic mural depicting California history to watch the California...

A close up of yellow wildflowers overlooking the teal waters of Mono Lake on a cloudy day.

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Mono Lake is an ancient saline lake located at the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada in California. Home to trillions of brine shrimp, millions of birds, and world-famous tufa towers, its tributary streams also supply water to Los Angeles, nearly 350 miles to the south. After a successful legal fight stopped excessive diversions, ongoing advocacy has shown that balanced solutions mean enough water for both people and the environment.

Since 1978 the Mono Lake Committee has worked to protect Mono Lake, restore its tributary streams and surrounding lands, and educate the next generation about wise water use.

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Photo courtesy of Andrew Aldrich.

Welcome to Mono Lake

Mono Lake is an ancient saline lake located at the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada in California. Home to trillions of brine shrimp, millions of birds, and world-famous tufa towers, its tributary streams also supply water to Los Angeles, nearly 350 miles to the south. After a successful legal fight stopped excessive diversions, ongoing advocacy has shown that balanced solutions mean enough water for both people and the environment.

Since 1978 the Mono Lake Committee has worked to protect Mono Lake, restore its tributary streams and surrounding lands, and educate the next generation about wise water use.

Learn about Mono Lake > | Learn about the Mono Lake Committee >

Photo courtesy of Andrew Aldrich.

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