Tag Archives | Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Public passion against DWP’s solar ranch

When Los Angeles Department of Water and Power official, MichaelWebster, travelled to Independence to explain the City’s Solar Ranch project, he heard some angry and some frank comments against LADWP’s plans. The LA Times quoted Supervisor Jeff Griffiths as saying that the skills of the opposition are “unprecedented” and may be a rebirth of “historic […]

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LADWP will come to Inyo for solar talk

In early March, the Inyo Supervisors fretted over how to invite the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to come to a Board meeting to talk about their Solar Ranch project across from Manzanar. DWP has accepted, and someone will show up at the Board meeting on April 15th. During the March discussion over […]

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DWP power officials met privately with select few in Inyo

  Finally…Planning Officials from LADWP on SOVSR!  By Charles James On Thursday and Friday, two Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Planning Department officials visited selected groups in Inyo County from Lone Pine to Bishop. The groups included local chambers of commerce, school officials, tribal offices, the National Park Service and others to discuss […]

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Inyo Supervisors: setting a date with DWP

The Inyo Supervisors agenda lists an item 20 which asks for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to “provide the Inyo County Board of Supervisors with a presentation on the status of LADWP’s Solar Ranch Project.” Board Chairman Rick Pucci said he wanted to make sure DWP “got an invitation.” Pucci also said […]

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Better snowpack but not great

Instead of worst ever, officials now call this year’s snowpack slightly better. The California Department of Water Resources snow survey team checked out conditions last week, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power snow team measured conditions and posted them Monday. In February, DWP measured 11.3 inches of water content at Mammoth Pass. […]

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Letter to the editor: DWP Manager addresses lakes, wells

This letter is to provide accurate information about the levels of South Lake and Lake Sabrina, as well as about the operation of a well and ditches in the West Bishop area. Without a doubt, the single biggest and primary cause of low lake levels, low groundwater levels supplying wells, and low flows in creeks […]

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Well driller comments on West Bishop

As we have reported, the groundwater table has dropped below a half dozen or so homeowners’ wells in West Bishop and one community well. With what appears to be ongoing drought, concerns have heightened. Some wonder if the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has pumped too much or if management of Bishop Creek […]

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Cleaner skies will you see

    Cleaner Skies Ahead in the Eastern Sierra Bishop, CA – Recently, and in no uncertain terms, the World Health Organization declared that all types of outdoor air pollution, including dust and smoke, causes cancer. Last summer’s air was especially dangerous as smoke from burning forests filled local skies with dangerous levels of pollution […]

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Letter to the Editor: Plea to LA’s Mayor

Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles Dear Mayor Garcetti, I am a resident of the town of Independence in the Owens Valley. Along with many other residents of Owens Valley, I am deeply concerned about the proposal by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to construct a 1200-acre industrial solar installation known […]

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