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Edison says creek managed to maintain flows

Both Edison and Department of Water and Power officials have hinted at possible talks and plans to keep water flowing down Bishop Creek this summer in view of the third drought year. Now, Edison says they did make an earlier decision to manage flows to help keep water flowing into West Bishop. We asked Debbie […]

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A way to drought compromise, but no resolution yet

If the Department of Water and Power, Southern California Edison, DWP lessees, and Inyo County can all agree, management of water in the Bishop Creek drainage this summer may take place to keep some water in the lakes, streams, private ditches, and ranch pastures. At this point, it’s all still an “if”. No meetings on […]

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Water Department investigates dry wells

In a memo that takes a preliminary look at wells that dried up in West Bishop, Inyo Water Director Bob Harrington concluded at the end of December that “the recent declines in the water table are due to lack of recharge from surface water conveyances.”  (See memo: http://www.inyowater.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/W407-memo.pdf That initial conclusion leads to concerns over dry […]

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