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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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Mark Bagley, Sierra Club

Changes could come to LORP

By Deb Murphy A light at the end of the Lower Owens River canal began to shine after 4-1/2 hours of presentations and discussions Wednesday in Independence. As the packed Board of Supervisor chambers began to empty following the Lower Owens River Project Annual Report meeting, Sierra Club representatives and Los Angeles Department of Water […]

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LORP from Inyo Water Dept.

LORP recommendations meeting Wednesday

By Deb Murphy While the Lower Owens River Project showed promise in the early rush of water down the channel, progress has slowed and conditions are trending in the wrong direction. The historic river restoration project is caught between nature and project management mandates, a stalemate waiting to be broken, hopefully, following this Wednesday’s public […]

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LORP recommendations to be released Monday

By Deb Murphy The Lower Owens River Project, the most ambitious river restoration ever attempted, did not come with an owner’s manual. There is no guide to bringing a high desert river back to life after 100 years of dormancy. The closest thing to an owner’s manual would be the project consultant Ecosystem Sciences’ annual […]

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LA/Inyo Standing Committee meets

By Deb Murphy Monday’s meeting of the Los Angeles/Inyo County Standing Committee began with a pessimistic report on snow pillow numbers and ended in a love-fest focused on County Supervisor Linda Arcularius on the occasion of her last committee meeting. “You’ve been doing this for a long time,” Los Angeles Department of Water and Power […]

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Inyo County to develop plan for Bishop Airport

- Press release In April of 2011, years of hard work between Inyo County (County) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) came to fruition with County obtaining an easement in perpetuity for all airport related use at the Bishop Airport from the City of Los Angeles. The easement gave Inyo County […]

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Water for ranch leases still questionable

While there has been no help for water in the Bishop Creek drainage, questions also remain about leases for Department of Water and Power ranchers. In late March, Inyo Water Director Bob Harrington wrote a letter to Department of Water and Power Manager Jim Yannotta to say that new ranch leases give less water and […]

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Agencies work on water flow plan

As the weather heats up and water pours down Bishop Creek drainage, officials from water and power agencies continue to meet and negotiate over a plan that will keep the creek and the lakes from running dry at summer’s end. That’s what happened last year, and as a result several domestic wells went dry in […]

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Inyo Supervisors: progress on Animal Shelter, Blackrock workshop

As the organization ICARE continues to bring in donations, Inyo County officials are moving ahead with the planning, design and environmental phase of the new Animal Shelter project. Tuesday the Supervisors expect to receive an update on the project and to make decisions. The Planning Commission recommended approval of the environmental documents stating that the […]

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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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