Tag Archives | Lower Owens River Project

Boating through the tules.  Photo by Frank Colver

Annual update on Lower Owens River Project

By Deb Murphy The Lower Owens River Project Annual Reports of years past, 2014 and 13 specifically, were long, jam-packed, border-line raucous gatherings spurred on by Ecosystem Sciences’ consultants. This year’s, held January 13 with no consultants present, — not so much. The presentations from Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Lori Dermody and […]

 
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Updates on Inyo County water issues

Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power clearly defined water reductions to the McNally Pond project at Tuesday’s Technical Group Meeting. LADWP’s motion to eliminate water supplies to the waterfowl ponds and adjacent 100-acre native pastureland west of U.S. 6 north of Bishop this runoff year was approved and will be […]

 
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Update from Standing Committee meeting

Numbers and locations have been thrown out since Monday’s Tech Group meeting, but the final decision on how to provide adequate irrigation for Owens Valley agriculture was postponed at Thursday’s Standing Committee meeting. Farmers and ranchers will have to wait until June 4 to know how many cuts they’ll get from their alfalfa fields, how […]

 
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Technical Group discusses drought measures

By Charles James Crystal balls were in short supply at the Tech Group meeting held at the Bishop Office of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in Bishop Monday morning to discuss ways to redistribute water within the Owens Valley. The Tech Group was established under the 1991 Long Term Water Agreement between […]

 
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The latest chapter in the LORP

By Deb Murphy The partners to the 1997 Memorandum of Understanding that established marching orders for the Lower Owens River Project met last Tuesday to go over the latest set of conditions and concerns. All six parties have to agree to any change to the MOU and after more than a year of meetings, the […]

 
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Reaction to OVC’s press release on LORP

By Deb Murphy With the Owens Valley Committee conditions on the table, it’s now up to the other five Memorandum of Understanding partners to pick up the discussion that just may result in in the Lower Owens River Project, Phase II. The OVC Board of Directors issued its press release Tuesday listing nine conditions. If […]

 
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Owens Valley Committee cites concerns about LORP

– Press release from the Owens Valley Committee The Owens Valley Committee has been working for over thirty years to protect our valley. OVC has legal standing, along with six other parties, for oversight of the Lower Owens River Project (LORP). The LORP is mitigation for the seeps, springs, plants and animals destroyed or harmed […]

 
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LADWP issues statement on LORP report

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is grateful for the public participation and open communication expressed in the public meeting held January 14, 2015 in Independence on the 2014 Lower Owens River Project (LORP) Draft Report and Adaptive Management Recommendations.  LADWP is optimistic about jointly moving forward with the MOU Parties to […]

 
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LORP questions: OVC discovers water pumped back to aqueduct could fill South Lake

New Owens Valley Committee Board Investigates Lower Owens River Project   (Press Release) Owens Valley Committee (OVC) is watching to ensure the goals of the Inyo/LA Water Agreement and its numerous mitigation projects are met.  OVC members, including new Board President Mary Roper, convened a study session regarding the Lower Owens River Project (LORP) on […]

 
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Citizens rallied at a press conference before the Board meeting.

More on solar concerns

  With County plans for solar development sites much reduced, uncertainties still remain until the Planning Department Staff comes back to the Board of Supervisors with a final revision of the Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment. During the Tuesday discussions about solar development, some legal and environmental issues came up. Don Mooney, attorney for the […]

 
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New website rallies citizens

Angered by the Inyo Planning Commission’s refusal to listen to the public outcry against industrial solar development, citizens have now created a website and a petition to convince the Inyo Supervisors to reject the Planning Department’s Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment. In a packed house crowd of citizens February 26th, people spoke passionately about the […]

 
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