Green grass with fluffy seed heads lines the shore of a lake, tufa formations are in the water offshore.

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Two people stand along the shore of Mono Lake with snow capped mountains large in the frame behind them.

Another drought year for Mono Lake

Hydrologic forecast shows lake level dropping into risky territory As California enters another year of drought, the Mono Lake level forecast for the 2021–2022 runoff year is in, and the outlook is not good. The lake is projected to drop…
Windblown dust on the north shore of Mono Lake in the distance, the town of Lee Vining is in the foreground.

Mono Lake not rising on schedule

Low lake vulnerable to drought & climate change; rule changes needed to accomplish lake protection On a warm fall day in 1994, I walked into the state capitol building alongside a crowd of Mono Lake advocates. We assembled in a…
Tufa rise out of Mono Lake's lowered elevation with a cloudy sky overhead.

Summer 2021 Mono Lake Newsletter now online

When you look at Mono Lake, what do you see? Some people see a pristine landscape and others see a place marked by human engineering. Some see it as otherworldly and some see the most beautiful place on Earth. Some…
2 people sit in a small gray motor boat on the still, dark green water. On the right side of the boat, fence posts stick up out of the water.

Original coyote fence removed at Mono Lake

In late August last year, California State Parks and the Mono Lake Committee joined forces to remove the remains of the 1980s-era coyote fence that once protected Negit Island’s nesting California Gull colony. Taking advantage of the low lake level,…