Tag Archives | LADWP

Letter: ‘Locally sourced water’

Letter to the Editor – Submitted by Daniel Pritchett Just a century ago, Owens Lake was a spectacular inland sea, teeming with life. After DWP reduced Owens Valley to a colony and dried the lake, its bed became the largest source of health-threatening dust in the nation. To mitigate the dust, DWP has been forced […]

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ATV project: ‘Time is of the essence’

By Deb Murphy The Adventure Trails pilot project still needs approval from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. But, according to Aqueduct Manager Jim Yannotta, the department has been talking to Inyo County staff and “will ultimately support” the program. For Inyo County Public Works Director Clint Quilter, “time is of the essence.” […]

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Updates on Inyo County water issues

Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power clearly defined water reductions to the McNally Pond project at Tuesday’s Technical Group Meeting. LADWP’s motion to eliminate water supplies to the waterfowl ponds and adjacent 100-acre native pastureland west of U.S. 6 north of Bishop this runoff year was approved and will be […]

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Letter to the Editor: Inyo Supervisors must act

– Submitted by Daniel Pritchett Supervisors must act promptly to challenge DWP DWP released its final 2015-2016 Operations Plan last week.  As expected, it includes enormous (57%) reductions in Owens Valley irrigation water. Under the Inyo LA Water Agreement (LTWA), these cuts must be approved by the Standing Committee.  The Standing Committee has not approved […]

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MOU partners meet

The Memorandum of Understanding partners met last Thursday in an effort to re-allocate what little water there is to keep area ranchers’ in business. According to Inyo County Water Department Director Bob Harrington, the meeting resulted in a potential 4,000-5,000 acre-feet of water that could be added to the 16,500 acre-feet scheduled for irrigation this […]

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Update from Standing Committee meeting

Numbers and locations have been thrown out since Monday’s Tech Group meeting, but the final decision on how to provide adequate irrigation for Owens Valley agriculture was postponed at Thursday’s Standing Committee meeting. Farmers and ranchers will have to wait until June 4 to know how many cuts they’ll get from their alfalfa fields, how […]

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OVC: DWP hurting ranchers hurts Owens Valley

– Letter to the Editor submitted by the Owens Valley Committee The Owens Valley Committee met Wednesday to discuss short-term solutions for getting water to the valley’s ranchers.  The group called this emergency meeting in reaction to Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s letter of April 27, which notified valley ranchers they’d be cut […]

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Letter to the Editor: ‘Talking water, talking nonsense’

– Submitted by Daniel Pritchett The Inyo Supervisors’ “Talking Water” workshop must have been quite an extravaganza to judge by the Inyo Register’s coverage (4/30/15).  Unfortunately, portions of the proceedings were all too predictable: misleading statements by DWP and credulousness by county leaders. DWP reportedly asserted that no water is being pumped for export.  DWP […]

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