Events

Will LA take more Mono Lake water?

Mono Lake Committee and diverse LA coalition call on Mayor Bass to not increase water exports this year Last year was notably wet, raising Mono Lake five feet—and creating a conundrum. Under rules written three decades ago, the lake’s rise…

California needs stronger water conservation regulations

Your voice needed soon  This spring the California State Water Resources Control Board is expected to vote on a new, climate-based, statewide conservation regulation to “Make Conservation a California Way of Life.” The Mono Lake Committee will be requesting the…

Stormwater capture in Los Angeles hits new high

Local water supply strategy for LA gains momentum As Angelenos experience more extreme weather patterns, stormwater capture is stepping into the spotlight as a viable, and valuable, source of local water for Los Angeles. Between October 1, 2022 and April…

An exceptional year for Mono Basin stream restoration

The Mono Basin has had a very wet runoff year (more than 200% of average), but from a stream restoration perspective, what matters is how quickly the runoff melts, because the resulting flows dictate what kind of ecosystem processes occur.…

LA leadership recognizes low lake concerns

Technical discussions will explore diversion scenarios Mono Lake has been the topic of important discussions in Los Angeles in recent months, focusing on the challenge of ensuring the lake rises to the 6392-foot Public Trust lake level. This level was…

Letters to the editor: Los Angeles Times opinion piece

Today the Los Angeles Times published two letters in response to the opinion piece by Bruce Resnik of a few days ago. We love the headline: “L.A. doesn’t need Mono Lake’s water—but Mono Lake desperately does.” Thank you to Thomas…

Los Angeles Times opinion piece on Mono Lake

This morning the Los Angeles Times published an opinion piece entitled “A wet winter began to replenish Mono Lake. L.A. should let it be a lake again.” The opinion writer, Bruce Reznik, is the executive director of Los Angeles Waterkeeper;…

Mono Lake’s exciting rise may well disappear

DWP stream diversions will undo this year’s lake level gains unless State Water Board acts The incredibly wet winter of 2023 has us anticipating an exciting 5½-foot rise in Mono Lake’s level by fall. That gain will boost the lake…