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Walking Water – second phase

Press releases Owens Lake, CA: In 2015, the first phase of Walking Water began among towering Jeffery Pines at Lee Vining Creek and concluded within the vast dry lakebed of Owens Lake. To mark the beginning of the second phase of Walking Water a roundtable discussion was held on Thursday, September 22nd with panelists from […]

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Walking Water: ‘In Celebration on Water’

Walking Water Public Events Talking Water Series 2015 ** UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ** 1. Walking Water Opening Ceremony: “In Celebration of Water” Date: Tuesday, September 1st Time: 9:00–10.30am Location: Cattleguard Campground, Lee Vining, California Description: Opening Ceremony and Tribal welcome with members of the Mono Lake […]

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RAM 3302 SPEEDBOAT RACES: This speedboat race on Mono Lake in 1935 was part of a Mark Twain Day celebration. Photo courtesy Eastern California Museum.

Book signing and talk on Mono Lake

Historian Abe Hoffman Presents New Book About Mono Lake  (Press Release – Eastern California Museum) Mark Twain offered a caustic assessment of Mono Lake, noting that its alkaline waters wouldn’t support any sort of life, be it fish, frogs, snakes or polliwogs – “nothing, in fact, that goes to make life desirable.” Other writers in […]

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Mono Lake protected by State in drought times

As the Owens Valley scrambles for some kind of protection in the apparent drought, Mono Lake protectors have some good news – definite terms in a State Water License for the Department of Water and Power. Geoff McQuilkin, Executive Director of the Mono Lake Committee, said the license spells out that both sides can read […]

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Spring Peak Fire

Spring Peak Fire closes Bodie State Park

Incident overview: The Spring Peak Fire was first reported on August 18 at approximately 10:39 a.m. Lightning on August 17 is the primary cause. The fire is burning in light, flashy fuels and is wind-driven. The fire is located approximately 24-miles southwest of Hawthorne, Nevada, and 12-miles northeast of Mono Lake, California. The fire has […]

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Flooded yard.

Ferocious storm washes through yards, starts fires

A huge thunderstorm hit the Owens Valley Sunday evening. It was a gully washer that caused alerts for flash floods in Death Valley, sent torrents through residents’ yards and started a dozen or so lightning fires. Tim Dunphy, Acting Fire Manager for the Forest Service and BLM, said that he and his crews were watching […]

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Mono County earns top marks at State Fair

– Press release Mono County, CA. On Friday, July 12, Mono County’s exhibit at the California State Fair County Exhibit competition was honored with a Gold Award as well as the award for Best for Use of Products, Produce or Artifacts. The county’s exhibit this year showcases Devils Postpile, Mono Lake and Bodie State Historic […]

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SCE blocks solar power at federal parks

On the front page of the Los Angeles Times Monday, a story revealed that Southern California Edison has blocked the use of solar power at facilities in Death Valley and Mono Lake. Edison officials declined to comment on the story that says the national park service and national forests have been negotiating with Edison for […]

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Search for Riverside woman at Mono Lake

On Wednesday, September 7, 2011, the Mono County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Team responded to a call to search near Mono Lake for an overdue visitor. A Riverside, CA, couple, ages 66 and 71, became tired while canoeing on Mono Lake. The 71 year-old wife opted to walk back to the parking area at […]

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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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