Rush Creek, Lee Vining Creek and other creeks and streams that feed Mono Lake are home to thriving fish populations, and therefore, popular fishing destinations.
CalTrout led the fight to protect these creeks from over-appropriation by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
Our objective is to continue to guard these important fisheries and support habitats in the Mono Basin. We will succeed at this by:
- Restoring the ecosystem processes of Rush and Lee Vining Creeks associated with riparian and waterfowl habitats and geomorphic processes
- Improving the fish population size and condition factors in Rush and Lee Vining Creeks by at least 10% by 2012
- Achieving in-stream flows associated with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission settlement in Mill Creek
Key Partners: Mono Lake Committee, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Bay Institute, Natural Heritage Institute, California Department of Fish & Game, State Water Resources Control Board