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Fly Fishing Faire draws crowd

For those into fishing and the Eastern Sierra outdoors, a Friday through Sunday event centered in Mammoth Lakes will cover the Owens River, Hot Creek, Rush Creek, the Walker Basin, the Inyo Forest, trout stocking, and actual fishing. The Fly Fishing Faire, sponsored by Southwest Council International Federation of Fly Fishers, centers at Cerro Coso […]

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LADWP Commissioners say yes to Mono Basin agreement

Tuesday the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Commissioners approved a proposed agreement with the Mono Lake Committee, CalTrout and California Fish and Wildlife for restoration work on Mono Basin streams. You can check out the Mono Lake Committee’s comments at www.monolake.org. Below is the press release from LADWP. LADWP ENTERS INTO HISTORIC AGREEMENT […]

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Mono Basin agreement on LA Commissioners’ agenda Tuesday

Late Friday, the Mono Lake Committee revealed an agreement with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The Committee has called the agreement “a significant leap forward in restoring the health of fisheries, stream side forests, birds, and wildlife on 19 miles of Mono Basin streams without reducing water exports to Los Angeles.” According […]

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Mono Lake Committee, LADWP reach agreement on Mono Basin streams

(FROM THE MONO LAKE COMMITTEE WEBSITE, www.monolake.org)    The Mono Lake Committee is thrilled to announce the completion of an innovative agreement with the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (DWP) that will result in a significant leap forward in restoration of the health of fisheries, streamside forests, birds, and wildlife on 19 miles […]

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Metabolic Studio hosts conversations on water

Public Service Announcement Movie and Pizza Night at the Metabolic Studio IOU Garden! The Metabolic Studio is hosting 100 Conversations About Water as a commemorative action during the centenary of the LA Aqueduct. Conversation Number Ten:  The Mono Lake Story.  Bristlecone Media and The Mono Lake Committee will be on hand for a showing and […]

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Ski area land exchange collides with June Mountain

June Lake residents, fearful that June Mountain will either not re-open or will fail due to lack of facilities, reached for what they think may be their only leverage – pressure on the Forest Service to make Mammoth Mountain’s land exchange at the Main Lodge contingent on a successful June Mountain. The Mono Supervisors expected […]

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LADWP suit may also threaten Mono Lake

Since the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power announced its lawsuit Friday against the federal and state governments and local air pollution control district, officials and citizens here have begun to assess possible impacts and criticize the mega-utility for its attacks.  One of the impacts could be on Mono Lake. DWP has asked the […]

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State Parks admits $54 million hidden surplus

For many months, the Mono Lake Committee and a list of other supporters worked tirelessly to save the Mono Lake State Tufa Reserve from threatened State closure.  Now, the Associated Press has revealed that the director of California State Parks and other officials “sat on nearly $54 million in surplus money for years while parks […]

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Mono Lake’s state park off the closure list

(Story provided by Mono Lake Committee) After a six month grassroots public effort, the world-renowned state park at Mono Lake—the Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve—has been removed from California’s 70-park closure list. This great news means that the Reserve will remain open to the public, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors to the local […]

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Mono Lake Committee works to keep Tufa Reserve open

A sustained public-letter writing campaign to keep the Mono Lake State Tufa Reserve open continues through the Mono Lake Committee and others. This, in the face of state budget cuts.  According to the Committee’s director, they are optimistic about the Reserve remaining open under a new user-fee program. State budget problems led to the State […]

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Heavy runoff will boost level of Mono Lake

Still about ten feet below the state required level, the waters of Mono Lake will likely rise a bit with this year’s heavy runoff. The Executive Director of the Mono Lake Committee, Geoff McQuikin, talked to us about current and required conditions. 17 years ago, the State Water Board did order the Los Angeles Department […]

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