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    A modern telling of David vs Goliath over water in the West In this version of the story, it s David Gaines the graduate student from U C Davis And Goliath is none other then the water company brought to life by William Mulholland and friends Storm Over Mono has all the makings of a biblical tale, however, it reads much like a case study for a class in environmental law.The small, but scrappy, Mono Lake Committee along with California Trout and others used their dogged persistence to protect one of the unique ecosystems in all North America John Hart recounts this critical conservation battle in American history with the greatest of precision and detail real, high stakes stuff with a happy ending.A little background Mono Lake rests in an arid basin just below the shadow of the Sierra Nevada in Northern California unfortunately, not quite far enough from the long arm of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Referred to as the Mono Extension , L.A Water and Power drained Lee Vining and Rush Creeks Over decades, this water project diverted critical fresh water flows into Mono Lake lowering the lake s level and risin...

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    The definitive source on the water controversies and compromises that were reached in order to restore Mono Lake and it s tributary streams The story continues, but it s the story of one of the most successful environmental victories and how it all unfolded.

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    The best account of the Mono Lake Story Out of print recently but being reprinted this year 2010

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Storm over Mono: The Mono Lake Battle and the California Water Future A Dramatic Environmental Saga Unfolds In John Hart S Compelling Story Of The Fight To Save Mono Lake This Ancient Inland Sea, In The Eastern Sierra Near Yosemite National Park, Is Among The Oldest In North America But Over The Past Fifty Years, As Its Feeder Streams Were Steadily Drained To Supply Water To Ever Growing, Ever Thirsty Los Angeles, The Lake S Water Volume Eventually Was Reduced By Half Mono Lake S Bizarre But Productive Ecosystem Began To Collapse Salinity Greatly Increased, Nesting And Migrating Birds Were Threatened, And Fierce Alkali Dust Storms Became A Common Occurrence.Then, In The Mid 1970s, A Handful Of People, Most Of Them Students With Minimal Financial Resources, Began A Campaign To Save The Dying Lake They Took On Not Only Los Angeles But The Entire State Government And A Whole Way Of Thinking About Water Their Fight Seemed Doomed In The Beginning, But Long Years Of Grassroots Education And Effort Finally Paid Off In 1994, The California Water Resources Control Board Ruled That Los Angeles S Use Of Mono Lake S Waters Be Restricted Over Time, The Lake Will Return To A Healthy Condition.John Hart Integrates Natural, Social, And Political History Into A Story That Is A Source Of Hope For Anyone Concerned About The Environment Storm Over Mono Demonstrates The Important Role Of Science In Public Policy Debates And Validates The Concept Of The Public Trust, The Idea That Certain Things Belong To Us All, Not Metaphorically But In Simple Legal Fact.Complementing Hart S Narrative Are 32 Stunning Color Photographs By A Dozen Leading Nature Photographers, Along With Numerous Black And White Photographs, Illustrations, And Maps.

  • Paperback
  • 253 pages
  • Storm over Mono: The Mono Lake Battle and the California Water Future
  • John Hart
  • English
  • 16 October 2019
  • 9780520203686

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