Tag Archives | LADWP

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Updated information on new Inyo courthouse

(Note: There were errors in the new Inyo Courthouse article: The approving body for the site was the State Public Works Board whose meeting was Monday, August 17; the modular in independence will not have to wait for the completion of the new courthouse in 2022 and should be on-site and functioning within “a couple […]

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Inyo Supervisors discuss groundwater extraction

Pumping the aquifer under Owens Lake to meet dust mitigation and habitat requirements has been the elephant in the room for a very long time. The question of whether groundwater extraction under the lake is governed by the Long Term Water Agreement or not may never be resolved, but pumping will be a hot topic […]

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LADWP collects data with pilot study

– Press release from LADWP LADWP UTILIZING NONINVASIVE STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY TO MAP UNDERGROUND TOPOGRAPHY, PROTECT HABITAT Bishop, CA – Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) hydrologists are utilizing Airborne Electromagnetic Surveying in a pilot study Saturday, July 25, Sunday, July 26 and Monday, July 27 at Owens Lake near Highway 395 to better […]

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LADWP granted its variance

With positive staff recommendations and no one in opposition, the Great Basin Unified Air Quality Control District hearing board granted the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power a variance to initiate a late ramp-up of shallow flooding on 14.79 square miles of the Owens Lake. The result is a water savings of 7,400 acre-feet […]

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Owens Lake Master Project EIR update

The first step toward the Environmental Impact Report on the Owens Lake Master Project was taken Wednesday afternoon in Bishop. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power held a scoping meeting outlining the project elements and potential impacts of dust mitigation and habitat development on the 110-square mile dry lake. The second meeting will […]

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Letter: Owens Valley not ‘pristine’

– Letter submitted by Daniel Pritchett “Out, damned spot. Out, I say!” Lady Macbeth’s repeated attempts to wash imaginary blood-stains from her hands and assuage her guilty conscience always come to mind when I see another of DWP’s efforts to sanitize its history. The most recent example was a full-page ad in the June 27 […]

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LADWP proposes 5-year water and power rate ‘action’

– LADWP press release LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has proposed a 5-year water and power rate action that provides funding to accelerate the replacement of aging infrastructure, better protect against drought conditions, and meet water and power supply mandates while improving customer service. The proposed rates are […]

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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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