Local Story

Here is a small list of links to story, experience and perspective of the water issue in the Owens Valley and Mono Lake area. It is by no means exhaustive. The aim of this is to show the diversity in story and some of the main thoughts – it is not to give bias or judgment to any one story.

If you have a story to share, contact us. We look forward to including your personal stories.

Repairing a Damaged Ecosystem by the Mono Lake Committee documents its work over the last years to save Mono Lake.

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A Paiute Story by Alan Bacock, Water Coordinator of the Big Pine Paiute, offers a First Nation view on life prior to the arrival of settlers and up to the current day.

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The Owens Valley Committee gives a brief overview of how Water has been governed in relation to the Water Agreement.

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David Carle, renowned local author on water issues, offers a chapter from his book Water and the California Dream and plays with a ‘what if …’ scenario.

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Statement from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on the situation in the area.

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