Tag Archives | Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Letter to the editor: step up to the plate of water management

(This is a letter written by the Owens Valley Committee to the Inyo-LA Technical Group by OVC VP, Daniel Pritchett) Inyo-LA Technical Group C/O Bob Harrington Inyo County Water Department PO Box 337 Independence, CA 93526 C/O James Yannotta Los Angeles Department of Water and Power 300 Mandich St. Bishop, ca 93514 Dear Technical Group […]

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LADWP pumping plan is out

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has issued its Annual Operations Plan which includes groundwater pumping. In a letter to Inyo Water Director Bob Harrington, DWP Aqueduct Manager Jim Yannotta says DWP plans to pump between 36,920 and 47,930 acre feet in the first six months of the 2014-2015 runoff year. Yannotta says, […]

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Fire near 5 Bridges burns more than 100 acres

Saturday fire broke out in the Five Bridges area 5 miles northeast of Bishop. In such a dry year, fears came to the forefront that this fire could spread very rapidly. Units from all over the Eastern Sierra responded. At last word the fire had burned 113 acres and was expected to be contained Tuesday. […]

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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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