Click here to go Home

Atmosphere / Climate
Biology / Ecology
Hydrology / Stream Restoration


  • Reasonable Further Progress Report for the Mono Basin PM-10 State Implementation Plan
    September 2015
    This 19-page progress report is the update following the September 2010 report. Hydrologic model performance should be re-evaluated as called for previously.
    September 2010 (500KB)
    This 17-page progress preport is the update following the September 2007 report. The lake has fluctuated around 6383 feet in recent years, and 2010 might have the highest number of violations since monitoring began, raising concerns about the length of time to attainment. Hydrologic model performance should be re-evaluated as called for previously.
    October 2007
    This 13-page progress report is the update following the September 2004 report. Recent wet years have raised the lake back up to where predicted average runoff would put it.
    September 2004
    (95KB) | Data (193KB)
    This 11-page progress report is the update following the September 2001 report. It calls for a re-evaluation of the hydrologic model performance. The data can also be downloaded in an Excel file.
    September 2001 (210KB)
    This 27-page document provides a progress report on air quality trends in the Mono Basin federal PM-10 nonattainment area since the adoption of the Mono Basin PM-10 State Implementation Plan in May 1995.
  • 1999 Fisheries Monitoring Report--Executive Summary
    For Rush, Lee Vining, Parker and Walker creeks, by Chris Hunter, Brad Shepard, Darren Mierau, Ken Knudson, Ross Taylor. This is a report on the Water Board-ordered fish population monitoring.

  • An Ecological Study of Mono Lake, California
    June, 1977. Edited by David Winkler for the Mono Basin Research Group. Includes a PDF of the study, field notes, links to articles, photos from 1976, and photos from the 30-year reunion.


  • California Partners in Flight Bird Conservation Plans: Riparian Bird Conservation Plan
    The California Partners in Flight (CalPIF) program, made possible through funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and significant contributions of time and funding from many other CalPIF partners, has completed six habitat and bioregion based Bird Conservation Plans (BCP's) for Riparian, Oak Woodlands, Coastal Scrub and Chaparral, Grasslands, Coniferous Forests, and the Sierra Nevada Bioregion. Plans are in development for Shrubsteppe and Desert habitats. The CalPIF program is part of the international Partners in Flight Initiative.
  • Factors Influencing the Abundance and Distribution of the Snowy Plover at Mono Lake, California
    2016 Western Birds: W. David Shuford, Gary W. Page, Sacha K. Heath, and Kristie N.


  • Geology of the Mono Craters
    From "Quaternary History of the Mono Valley, California", by Israel C. Russell. This report was first published in the Eighth Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey, 1889.
  • Late Pleistocene Glaciation of Mono Basin, California
    Quaternary Research, 39, 24-35 (1993). Authors: Marcus I. Bursik, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91109 and Alan R. Gillespie, Remote Sensing Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195.





Use data from these draft reports with caution--they contain errors, are not peer-reviewed, and no errata are published.

LA's Water Supply


If you have reports or studies relevant to the Mono Basin in electronic form, and you'd like to see them added to this Website, please e-mail them to .

Search | Contents | Home
Copyright © 1999-2019, Mono Lake Committee.
Top of This Page