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Overflow of Owens River

Big seasonal flow aimed at Lower Owens River

The Lower Owens River does not enjoy year-round, unrestrained water flow. The Department of Water and Power and Inyo County agreed on flows, including what they call seasonal habitat flows which rush higher than the normal 40 cubic feet per second flow. The seasonal flow will start to course down the Lower Owens River Wednesday. […]

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Will Inyo fight DWP pumping rate this year?

To show how little power Inyo County has over groundwater pumping, the Department of Water and Power has ignored Inyo’s request for less pumping and will march right ahead with 91,000 acre feet of pumped water this year. Inyo Supervisors had supported 68,500 acre feet to allow the huge run-off to restore some of the […]

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