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Bishop Creek water users: ‘Work, suffer together’

By Deb Murphy Mark Lacey asked that area ranchers and West Bishop residents “work together and suffer together.” Steve Stevens anticipated that request and is working toward a system that would equitably distribute the reduced flows out of the Bishop Creek drainage through the irrigation season. At issue is a 23-percent reduction in irrigation allocations […]

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The latest chapter in the LORP

By Deb Murphy The partners to the 1997 Memorandum of Understanding that established marching orders for the Lower Owens River Project met last Tuesday to go over the latest set of conditions and concerns. All six parties have to agree to any change to the MOU and after more than a year of meetings, the […]

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Progress on Black Rock 94

By Deb Murphy The Black Rock 94 dispute resolution has taken a few steps forward, but also a step or two back. Originally scheduled for a control burn of approximately 212 acres this winter, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power had to stop short because of high wind predictions. Those predictions proved all […]

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Another view of the Owens River

By Deb Murphy Harry Williams looks at the Owens River with different eyes. Nobody ever told his people that “man has dominion over all the earth.” The relationship between Native Americans and the world they live in is familial. “If we don’t take care of Mother Earth,” he said in a telephone interview yesterday, “she […]

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Update on Round Fire: 7,000 acres, 20 structures

UPDATE: 9:30 AM The Round Fire: Acres: 7,000 – 30 percent contained 20 structures and outbuildings destroyed (preliminary county) 200 personnel; 47 engines; 29 fire crews, two bulldozers One injury to firefighter due to smoke inhalation Significant rain stopped the forward rate of the fire around 2am. Downed power lines and venting propane tanks make […]

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Black Rock Hatchery remains open

By Deb Murphy Rumors of the death of the Black Rock Fish Hatchery have been greatly exaggerated. The hatchery is not closed and Jim Erdman with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is not sure where the rumors came from. Fish stocking operations are down state-wide, according to Erdman, but that’s due to state […]

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LADWP reports water use down in December

- Press release from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Tuesday reported its latest water conservation metrics showing that its customers used 20.9% less water in December than they did in the previous year; residential water use was down to 61.5 […]

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LADWP issues statement on LORP report

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is grateful for the public participation and open communication expressed in the public meeting held January 14, 2015 in Independence on the 2014 Lower Owens River Project (LORP) Draft Report and Adaptive Management Recommendations.  LADWP is optimistic about jointly moving forward with the MOU Parties to […]

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