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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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Report from Technical Group meeting

By Deb Murphy The public carried its disagreement over new wells proposed by Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to Wednesday’s Technical Group meeting, arguing that environmental analysis should proceed any well drilling or testing. The wells at the center of the dispute are located near the Five Bridges mitigation project (385 and 386), […]

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Keith Rainville, Inyo County Water Department hydrologist

Report from Five Bridges field trip

By Deb Murphy Three hundred acres scarred by lost meadow grasses in the Five Bridges area, north of Bishop, south of the Owens River, could be the poster child for failed mitigation of groundwater pumping. The mantra — if there is damage, it will be mitigated — has not worked at Five Bridges. The water […]

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