The Mono Lake Story

Ryan Christensen, Jonah Matthewson | 2010 | 28 min.

2012 Official Selection

Mono Lake is one of the most beautiful and productive lakes on the planet, yet excessive water diversions by the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power threatened its ecosystem. A passionate grassroots campaign came to Mono Lake’s defense and through a monumental struggle, won its protection. The course of this historic effort transformed water law in California and forever changed water use in Los Angeles. The Mono Lake story is a rare environmental success that can inspire and inform the environmental challenges of our time.