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Happy September 28th! (Mono Lake holiday)

September 28th, 2020 by Arya, Communications Director

The wildfire smoke was merciful down at the lakeshore this morning as we marked this important Mono Lake anniversary with a live stream. Staff members Maureen and Robbie read the lake level, and Mono Lake Committee Board Member Tom Soto and Executive Director Geoff McQuilkin talked about what exactly September 28, 2020 has meant and will continue to mean for Mono Lake’s future. If you missed it live, you can see it here.

The lake measured in at 6381.47 feet above sea level, which is effectively 10.5 feet below the mandated healthy lake level goal of 6392. We’ve got a ways to go, but the fundamentals behind the State Water Board’s historic decision remain solid.

While it’s hard to muster celebratory cheer right now, a little time down at Mono Lake is always good for the soul.