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Standing Committee – framework for reductions collapses

By Deb Murphy Thursday’s Standing Committee meeting was a riveting tennis match of semantics and legalese. In the end the committee couldn’t agree on a framework for or anything related to reasonable reductions to agriculture which means the status quo is maintained and agricultural leases will get 45,000 acre-feet for irrigation. The only potential ag […]

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Owens Lake Trails: ‘A sacred place’

By Deb Murphy Matt Kingsley put the Owens Lake Trails into perspective at the official opening of the 4-mile system complete with art installations. Inyo County’s Fifth District Supervisor admitted he was initially skeptical of the public access element of the dust mitigation project. “The lake wasn’t very inviting,” he said. “But now, when I […]

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LADWP responds to Inyo Supervisors

Press release from Los Angeles Department of Water and Power BISHOP, CA – In a Media Release dated May 3, 2016, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors asserts that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has not provided the County information on a program for reasonable reductions to irrigation and water supply […]

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Great Basin files CEQA documents for Owens Lake

From Inyo County The following documents filed and/or posted on April 14, 2016 in the County Clerk’s Office pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA): Document Type:  NOTICE OF DETERMINATION Project Title:  GREAT BASIN UNIFIED AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT BOARD ORDER #160413-01 AUTHORIZED BY CALIFORNIA HEALTH & SAFETY CODE SECTION 42316 FOR THE CITY […]

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Shallow-flooded pool rimmed by a brine fly buffet for migratory birds

Celebratory tour of Owens Lake

By Deb Murphy Politics were left behind at Wednesday afternoon’s tour of the Owens Lake dust mitigation project as air pollution district board members and staff joined Los Angeles staff and interested parties to get a first-hand look at the 110-square miles of controversy. The tour was celebratory, showing off dust control methods that were […]

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DWP wells: Battle of the Bs

By Deb Murphy The 1991 Environmental Impact Report covering “Water from the Owens Valley to Supply the Second Los Angeles Aqueduct” identifies five new Los Angeles Department of Water and Power wells in Bishop. The department began the process for the first two, B-2 north of U.S. Hwy.395 near the Gun Club and B-5 in […]

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Report from Standing Committee meeting

By Deb Murphy Thursday’s Standing Committee meeting was a little like taking a seat at a sumptuous meal, but coming away still hungry. There were the usual reports, agreements that staff would discuss ongoing issues, issues that were beyond the purview of either the committee or the Long Term Water Agreement, but nothing really satisfying. […]

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