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Opinion: #fixthepipe, LADWP

Submitted by Daniel Pritchett According to a press release recently issued by the Big Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valley, DWP has yet to start repairs to its pipe which supplies irrigation water to the Big Pine reservation. The pipe has gotten increasingly clogged by tree roots and unless DWP acts promptly this will […]

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GSA formation moves forward, slowly

By Deb Murphy Representatives from water agencies tapping into the Owens River groundwater basin gathered last Thursday for a second workshop on California’s mandate to achieve groundwater sustainability. The two biggest questions, however, remain unanswered: what role can the 12 private mutual water companies play in the formation of a Groundwater Sustainability Agency and is […]

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Inyo Supervisors draw the line on LADWP wells

By Deb Murphy The Inyo County Board of Supervisors has challenged the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to conduct an environmental study on the impact of two new wells in the West Bishop area or face legal action. The decision was announced to an empty board room following the Supervisors’ closed session meeting […]

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LADWP closes road access at North Landing for sage grouse breeding

Press release The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has implemented a temporary road access closure at North Landing (north of Crowley Lake Reservoir) to limit vehicular access to sage grouse breeding grounds through April 25, 2017. Vehicular traffic from the public will be prohibited during this time to limit recreational use during […]

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Lawsuits fan the blame game over Round Fire

By Deb Murphy Two years ago Swall Meadows was nearly devoured by flames fanned by erratic winds. It will take another year for a complex series of lawsuits to go to court in Los Angeles. The Cal Fire investigation into the Round Fire leveled the blame at ”extreme winds,” going so far to say “The […]

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Opinion: New leadership needed on water issues

Submitted by Daniel Pritchett At the 2/9/17 Technical Group meeting Inyo County Water Department director Bob Harrington voted to approve DWP’s pre-construction plan for new wells on the Bishop cone (and was roundly booed for his efforts). Afterwards, he was quoted as saying, “There seems to be a misconception that the county is in favor […]

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LADWP to maximize water spreading in Owens Valley

LADWP press release LOS ANGELES – During the Inyo County/Los Angeles Standing Committee Wednesday, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) announced plans to maximize the spread of water in the Owens Valley this year to levels not seen since the wettest year on record, 1983-84. The above average snowpack levels, registering north […]

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More from Lone Pine town meeting

By Deb Murphy In addition to Portagee Joe, Fifth District Supervisor Matt Kingsley’s town meeting in Lone Pine recently covered a range of topics. Here are the highlights: Kingsley asked for patience as the County wrangles with the house-sized boulders clogging the newly-paved Mount Whitney Portal Road. “I think we can deal with this before […]

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