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Boating through the tules.  Photo by Frank Colver

Drought takes toll on Lower Owens River

Another consequence of drought conditions – the Lower Owens River. As per the agreement on the re-watering of the river, a 50% or less dry year means zero seasonal flushing flows for the river. The normal flow will continue, but the periodic spring flow of 200 cubic feet per second will not happen. Department of […]

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Boating through the tules.  Photo by Frank Colver

LA River plans dwarf LORP

In recent days, the head of the federal Environmental Protection Agency strolled along the Los Angeles River with Mayor Eric Garcetti. The City wants money from the EPA for a $1 billion project to restore and landscape the LA River. The elaborate project once more makes Inyo County residents feel like the forgotten step child. […]

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Water management of Lower Owens River under scrutiny

Consultants hired by Inyo and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power say flows down the Lower Owens River need some changes to keep water quality good and fish alive. The County and LADWP issued their annual report on the Lower Owens River, and with that report the consultants, ESI, Inc. have made recommendations […]

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Blake Jones Trout Derby

The 45th Annual Blake Jones Trout Derby is just around the corner – slated for Saturday, March 17th at Pleasant Valley Reservoir just north of Bishop.  Since the event lands on Saint Patrick’s Day this year, event organizers are sure that they’ll have good luck putting on the biggest and best derby yet. The Bishop […]

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Big seasonal flow aimed at Lower Owens River

The Lower Owens River does not enjoy year-round, unrestrained water flow. The Department of Water and Power and Inyo County agreed on flows, including what they call seasonal habitat flows which rush higher than the normal 40 cubic feet per second flow. The seasonal flow will start to course down the Lower Owens River Wednesday. […]

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