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Inyo water restrictions, meetings

– Press release On July 15, 2014, the State Water Resources Control Board approved emergency water regulations to ensure that, among other things, all California residents conserve water, regardless of water source or purveyor. On May 5, 2015, the State Water Resources Control Board extended and expanded the emergency regulations based on an Executive Order […]

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Inyo finds DWP pumping plan “conservative”

Inyo Water Director Bob Harrington has reviewed and commented on the Department of Water and Power’s plans to pump the Owens Valley underground for the next year. In his opening letter, Harrington calls DWP’s plans “more conservative than pumping plans developed during the dry years of the early 90s.” Harrington also notes that well fields […]

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Groundwater pumping unmitigated

Seventeen years after Inyo County and the Department of Water and Power signed the Long Term Water Agreement, DWP has not completed many mitigation projects listed in a 1991 Environmental Impact Report and designed to make up for widespread damage done by groundwater pumps and abandoned agricultural fields to supply water to the second aqueduct. […]

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Bishop Chamber unveils new history tours

The Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau issued the following press release: The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce a new program designed to give Owens Valley visitors and locals a broader and deeper understanding of our unique and intriguing history. Beginning on September 24th, the Chamber will […]

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