A black and white photo of the small town of Lee Vining, taken from a hill above, showing about 30 homes and shops with Mono Lake and black Negit Island and white Paoha Island, and the full moon rising in the distance.

Human History

The Mono Lake story, as it relates to excessive water diversions by the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power and the Mono Lake Committee, is by no means the only celebrated human story in the Mono Basin.

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Top photo courtesy of Jim Stimson.