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Popular Mono Lake destination, South Tufa, to reopen soon

After a months-long closure, the South Tufa area and Navy Beach will be reopening soon; the exact date is yet to be announced. These two popular visitor locations along Mono Lake’s south shore were closed in mid-August when the Beach Fire was ignited by lightning. The fire was contained after approximately ten days, and...

Black volcanic Negit Island in Mono Lake with tufa towers in Mono Lake in the foreground and hills in the background in muted hues of blue and grey with puffy clouds in the sky.

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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, it’s a great place to visit, learn, and know.

Mono Lake’s tributary streams supply water to Los Angeles, nearly 350 miles to the south. After a successful legal fight stopped excessive diversions, continuing advocacy has shown that with balanced solutions, there can be enough water for people and the environment.

Since 1978 the non-profit 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. We invite you to join us and our 16,000 members in protecting the Mono Basin for future generations.

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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, it’s a great place to visit, learn, and know.

Mono Lake’s tributary streams supply water to Los Angeles, nearly 350 miles to the south. After a successful legal fight stopped excessive diversions, continuing advocacy has shown that with balanced solutions, there can be enough water for people and the environment.

Since 1978 the non-profit 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. We invite you to join us and our 16,000 members in protecting the Mono Basin for future generations.

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

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