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Students at Mono Lake, CA

Students at Mono Lake, CA

UC Davis undergraduates at Mono Lake, California, learned how diversion of streams into the Los Angeles aqueduct caused a lowering of the lake level which threatened the fragile ecosystem of the Mono Basin and the migratory birds that depend upon it. This exemplified habitat degradation as a driver of rapid environmental change.

Credits: Matthew B. Hufford