WATER: You never miss the water till the well goes dry.
On February 7th at 1:00 p.m. in the County Administrative Center in Independence is an Inyo County/Los Angeles Standing Committee meeting. If you are concerned with the water problems in the Owens Valley plan to attend and let our Supervisors, the Inyo County Water Commission, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Commission know you are interested. It is time to become involved. Yes there is a Long Term Water Agreement between Inyo and L.A., but is it being implemented and adhered to by both parties with the intent of the stipulation? The aquifer under our valley is in danger as are all lakes, rivers, streams, ditches, ponds, vegetation, wildlife, recreation areas, grazing areas, and now even employment. Hope to see you in Independence on the 7th and at other meetings that have to do with the Owens Valley water even if the water rights do belong to Los Angeles. If unable to attend at least contact your representative let them know your concerns. Daris Moxley, Bishop