Shoreline of Mono Lake looking west towards the Sierra Nevada with tufa towers reflecting on the glassy lake and the sky is pink, purple, and blue.
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Tioga Inn project denied at April 20, 2021 Mono County Board of Supervisors meeting

After three hours of public comment and deliberation, a motion to approve the Tioga Inn project failed in a 2–2 vote at the Mono County Board of Supervisors meeting this afternoon, which means the project is denied. The project had not changed from the last hearing in December 2020, which members of the public...

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 Susan Tassanee Angiolillo.

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 Susan Tassanee Angiolillo.

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