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APCD director explains Ormat decision

Mammoth Community Water District officials issued a press release this week to say that Air Pollution Control District Director Ted Schade had moved ahead to certify the EIR on Ormat Geothermal’s expansion plans in the Mammoth area. In an email to both sides, Schade explains that he tried to get the geothermal people and water […]

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Sen. Feinstein requests information on Ormat project

- MCWD press release Mammoth Lakes, CA – Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) today released a letter from United States Senator Dianne Feinstein detailing the Senator’s inquiry about the proposed Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Project (Casa Diablo IV). The project could negatively impact the region’s limited water supply. The project, owned by Ormat Technologies Inc., would pump  29,000 […]

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MCWD gains congressional support on geothermal issue

  Local Congressmembers Join Town of Mammoth Lakes, Community in Voicing Concerns over Proposed Geothermal Project Representatives Paul Cook & John Garamendi Announce Support for Mammoth Community Residents Facing Danger of Diminished Water Supply Mammoth Lakes, CA – Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) today released letters from Representatives Paul Cook (CA-8) and John Garamendi (CA-3) […]

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ORMAT talks geothermal

A reminder from John Wentworth and the Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access organization that the next in a series of Mammoth Trails meetings will take place Thursday, April 24 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Mammoth Lakes Library. Following up on the last meeting and a presentation by Patrick Hayes of the Mammoth […]

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MCWD: improvements on the way

MCWD Construction Schedule 2014  (press release) The Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) takes pride in providing quality water and sewer services to the community of Mammoth Lakes. This construction season, MCWD will be making water distribution improvements throughout the town of Mammoth Lakes. Construction is scheduled to start on May 1st in the Majestic Pines […]

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Low snowpack means tight grip on water

At the end of this month, water officials calculate the so-called “water year.” This year promises to add up to one of the lowest snowpacks on record. The Department of Water and Power recently re-measured snow up in the hills, and Mammoth Community Water District’s Manager talked about the consequences in front of the Mammoth […]

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DWP GM resigns

Department of Water and Power General Manager Ron Nichols has resigned amidst controversy over two organizations that he and the DWP Union Chief co-managed for the past three years. Those groups spent $40 million over ten years with no explanation on how the money was spent and what was accomplished in spite of demands by […]

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MCWD keeps eye on water supply

Mammoth Community Water District Comments on Dry Winter Conditions  (Press Release) The well-below normal snowpack levels reported by the first snow surveys of 2014 were of no surprise to anyone that spends time enjoying winter recreation or anyone at Mammoth Community Water District managing water deliveries in our town.  The water presently stored in this […]

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Mammoth Water District response to Snowcreek Athletic Club flooding

Mammoth Community Water District Assists Snowcreek Athletic Club with Flooding Emergency In the early morning hours of November 6th, MCWD’s emergency on-call staff received a call from the Mono County Sheriff Dispatch Operator requesting the Water District provide assistance to the Mammoth Lakes Fire Department regarding a pipe rupture in the basement of the Snowcreek […]

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Mammoth’s water vs geothermal expansion

Would expansion of the Casa Diablo Geothermal operation damage the water supply of Mammoth Lakes? Opinions on that vary, and the Air Pollution Control Board has asked Mammoth Community Water District and geothermal company, Ormat, to work it out. APCD is the lead agency for the environmental review of Ormat’s proposed geothermal expansion. When the […]

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Mammoth meetings

A month ago, the Mammoth Community Water District and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power signed a settlement to DWP’s legal attack on Mammoth Creek water. Wednesday, Water District Manager Pat Hayes will explain the deal to the Mammoth Planning and Economic Development Commission. More than a year ago, LADWP sued Mammoth and claimed […]

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Water District urges conservation

- Press release from the Mammoth Community Water District: The Water District is asking everyone to be mindful of their water use and seek ways to voluntarily reduce their demand by 10%. Level 1 Restrictions are still in effect for all Mammoth Community Water District customers. er No outdoor watering between 10:00 am and 5:00 […]

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