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Inyo passes drought proclamation

They adopted a drought proclamation, described a visit with the Los Angeles Mayor, and considered placement of their proclamation on a joint Inyo-LA committee meeting agenda. The Inyo Supervisors acknowledged the serious environmental conditions so far and got it on the record. The Board supported a three-page drought proclamation, with some wording changes, which makes […]

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Wade and learn at the Lower Owens River

- Press release  The public is invited to wade into the middle of the Lower Owens River and soak up the latest developments and information about the massive river restoration project. The field trip is being led by Leigh Parmenter and Katie Quinlan, the principles of the Eastern Sierra Watershed Project, which is part of […]

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Insights about life in LA Aqueduct construction

- Press release from the Eastern California Museum: The remnants of a Los Angeles Aqueduct construction camp have produced insights into how the aqueduct workforce lived and worked, what they ate, smoked and drank, and how the physical layout of the camp itself reflected “scientific management practices” introduced in the early 1900s to improve productivity […]

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LADWP special telecast Tuesday

Press release from the LADWP: The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) announced today that the live Owens Valley telecast of the October 1, 2013 Board of Commissioners meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a special meeting. The special meeting is procedural in nature, and is being held to orient the four […]

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Tom Poole: 1933-2013

Longtime Owens Valley resident Thomas “Tom” C. Poole, passed peacefully on July 29, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ, after a long battle with leukemia. He was 79 years old. Tom was born November 7, 1933 in a two-room hospital in Lone Pine, CA, to William “Bill” and Bessie Poole. He graduated from Owens Valley High School in 1951. From there […]

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Roads, trails damaged by thunderstorms

- Forest Service press release: Two separate thunderstorm events that occurred the evening of July 21st and the afternoon of July 28th have caused damage to several roads, trails, and other infrastructure on the Mt. Whitney Ranger District of the Inyo National Forest. Localized storm cells dropped several inches of water on to mountain slopes […]

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Watershed Project presentation on Saturday

- Press release from Eastern California Museum: The largest river restoration project in the nation is underway in the Owens Valley, and one group has been observing the project’s progress for the past 11 years. Beginning with collecting baseline data from a dry riverbed, the river watchers then waded into a flowing river to continue […]

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No water? Routine repairs at aqueduct

No water flowing from the Owens Valley down the LA Aqueduct? Hopes and dreams for many people in the Eastern Sierra, and it’s happening right now – but it’s been in the works for weeks. “There is not a major crack or a break in the aqueduct,” said Chris Plakos, local spokesman for the Los […]

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Water wars: ‘The Untold Story’

- Press release Those looking for a villain during the time of the Owens Valley ‘water wars” should cast an eye toward the Watterson brothers, who used their Inyo County Bank to exert a heavy-handed influence on the residents of the county while they themselves were involved in unethical banking and financial dealings. And the […]

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MCWD, LADWP reach agreement

- Press release from the Mammoth Community Water District and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power: CITY OF LOS ANGELES’ DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER AND MAMMOTH COMMUNITY WATER DISTRICT REACH HISTORIC SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT, CREATING A LONG-TERM SOLUTION TO SAFEGUARD BOTH COMMUNITIES’ WATER SUPPLIES Agreement Will Increase Water Conservation Efforts and Resolve Two Pending […]

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