Help Wetland Restoration at DeChambeau Ponds
The DeChambeau Ponds are ecologically valuable wetlands restored and managed by the US Forest Service with the help of partners since 1993.
These wetlands are critical to numerous migratory birds and to the biodiversity of Mono Basin plants and animals. These ponds re-create wetlands that were far more extensive before water diversions.
The waterpipe that fed the ponds extending from a thermal artesian well was broken in numerous locations. Nearly 2000 feet of new CPVC pipe with three new specialty valves were put in place with more than 390 hours of volunteer time in the past three months. There is hot water running to the ponds for the first time in over a decade.