Unfortunately, the lake has lost over 75% of its volume over the past century because of upstream water diversions. The lake's water surface has dropped 140 feet! Salt levels are dangerously high and the fishery is in imminent danger of collapse without additional water flows this spring.
Walker Lake has survived for millennia nourishing native people with its bountiful trout.
Walker lake needs an emergency supply of freshwater now to prevent the collapse of the fishery. Nevada Governor Guinn and California Governor Davis need to provide this emergency water so that this unique treasure can survive.