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Harry Williams

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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Mark Bagley, Sierra Club

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 from Inyo Water Dept.

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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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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Linda Arcularius

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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LORP from Inyo Water Dept.

Watershed Project presentation on Saturday

– Press release from Eastern California Museum: The largest river restoration project in the nation is underway in the Owens Valley, and one group has been observing the project’s progress for the past 11 years. Beginning with collecting baseline data from a dry riverbed, the river watchers then waded into a flowing river to continue […]

 
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