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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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Phoebe Prather and Jake greet the first trickle of water in the Lower Owens River in November of 2006, when water was returned to the formerly dry streambed. Note the tumbleweeds, dead trees and bone dry riverbed. Today, water has brought new life to 62 miles of the Lower Owens River. Photo by Mike Prather.

Wade and learn at the Lower Owens River

- Press release  The public is invited to wade into the middle of the Lower Owens River and soak up the latest developments and information about the massive river restoration project. The field trip is being led by Leigh Parmenter and Katie Quinlan, the principles of the Eastern Sierra Watershed Project, which is part of […]

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Alabama Gates: The workers in the Alabama Gates Construction Camp occupied the camp in 1912-13, and built the gates, above, and the concrete-lined section of the LA Aqueduct. Photo courtesy Eastern California Museum

Insights about life in LA Aqueduct construction

- Press release from the Eastern California Museum: The remnants of a Los Angeles Aqueduct construction camp have produced insights into how the aqueduct workforce lived and worked, what they ate, smoked and drank, and how the physical layout of the camp itself reflected “scientific management practices” introduced in the early 1900s to improve productivity […]

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LADWP special telecast Tuesday

Press release from the LADWP: The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) announced today that the live Owens Valley telecast of the October 1, 2013 Board of Commissioners meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a special meeting. The special meeting is procedural in nature, and is being held to orient the four […]

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