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State decision puts Tri-Valley water in a bind

By Deb Murphy The California Department of Water Resources rejected a multi-agency request for a basin boundary modification that would separate the Tri-Valley (Hammil, Chalfant and Benton) water basin from the Owens Valley basin. In addition, DWR identified Fish Slough as a sub-basin, the majority of which lies in the Tri-Valley area. Only dedicated water-watchers […]

 
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The owner of this home is waiting for the water to recede so he can replace his sprinkler line. Earlier this week, the groundwater was up to the top of the board.

Inyo County seeks state aid in West Bishop water issues

Press release The County of Inyo, with assistance from the California Department of Water Resources, is taking major steps to address a situation plaguing West Bishop in the form of wildly fluctuating hydrological conditions. Responding to a request from the Inyo County Board of Supervisors, two experts with the CDWR arrived in Bishop this week to assess the […]

 
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Update on water-grant proposals

By Deb Murphy Projects submitted by the Bishop and Big Pine Paiute Tribes and June Lake Public Utility District got the green light at last month’s Inyo-Mono Integrated Regional Water Management Program. The next step: full grant proposals for approval by the California Department of Water Resources for funding from Proposition 84 monies. The fifth […]

 
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Better snowpack but not great

Instead of worst ever, officials now call this year’s snowpack slightly better. The California Department of Water Resources snow survey team checked out conditions last week, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power snow team measured conditions and posted them Monday. In February, DWP measured 11.3 inches of water content at Mammoth Pass. […]

 
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