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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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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 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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