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State Water Board launches new era of stream restoration at Mono Lake

Great news for Mono Lake’s tributary streams! Yesterday evening in Sacramento the California State Water Resources Control Board issued Order WR 2021-0086 EXEC amending the Mono Basin water rights of the City of Los Angeles to incorporate extensive new requirements that maximize the restoration of the 20 miles of streams, forests, and fisheries that...

Tioga Pass temporarily closing Sunday

Yosemite National Park will temporarily close Tioga Road (the continuation of Highway 120 through the park) on Sunday, October 17, at 4:00 pm. They will evaluate conditions on Monday and open the road when it is safe.

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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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