Tag: DWP

Collaborative solutions could benefit Mono Lake and LA—again

The Mono Lake Committee has long supported Los Angeles’ vision for obtaining the city’s water supplies from local sources, including increased stormwater capture, restoration of LA’s substantial groundwater basins, water efficiency, and increased recycling of its highly treated wastewater. In…

Getting Mono Lake to rise

Answers to common questions we’re hearing about the low lake From the shore of Mono Lake to the streets of Los Angeles, the Committee had a busy summer answering questions about the current low lake level, its causes, and what…

LA Times article highlights familiar DWP tactics

Today’s LA Times article describes the latest chapter in the drawn-out tussle between air quality regulators and the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (DWP) in the Owens Valley. DWP was recently fined by the Great Basin Unified Air…

Looking toward the future State Water Board hearing

Purpose: Raise Mono Lake to the Public Trust lake level of 6392 feet With Mono Lake painfully low, talk has been frequent in recent months about the California State Water Resources Control Board’s future hearing on the matter. A hearing…

San Francisco Chronicle covers Mono Lake’s low level

Readers in the San Francisco Bay Area opened the San Francisco Chronicle this morning to see a feature article about Mono Lake and the challenges the present-day, persistent low lake level presents for humans, birds, and the environment alike, challenges…

Raising Mono Lake requires a new plan

Stream diversions holding back lake rise On the wall of the Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore is a vertical blue tube representing Mono Lake’s level, with a yellow sliding arrow pointing to the present-day surface elevation. It is…