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MCWD, LADWP reach agreement

– Press release from the Mammoth Community Water District and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power: CITY OF LOS ANGELES’ DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER AND MAMMOTH COMMUNITY WATER DISTRICT REACH HISTORIC SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT, CREATING A LONG-TERM SOLUTION TO SAFEGUARD BOTH COMMUNITIES’ WATER SUPPLIES Agreement Will Increase Water Conservation Efforts and Resolve Two Pending […]

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MCWD negotiations on again with LADWP

Last November, Mammoth Community Water District officials said the District and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power had made “substantial progress toward an agreement” over a Mammoth Creek water rights dispute. Even the Los Angeles Times reported that settlement appeared imminent. Then, for an undisclosed reason, it all fell through and both sides […]

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Mammoth Creek provides  a major part of the community

MCWD says Casa Diablo Plans could hurt Mammoth water supply

Mammoth Community Water District officials say that the proposed Casa Diablo Geothermal plant expansion could harm both groundwater and surface water resources used to serve the community of Mammoth Lakes. Casa Diablo Geothermal officials have gone through the environmental investigation of their expansion plans and Mammoth’s Water District has responded. In a press release, the […]

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Ted Schade, Director of the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District

Letter to the Editor: Strong support for Ted Schade

Editor, Strong Support for Ted Schade I for one refuse to stand by and not support Ted Schade, our Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control officer, and my friend, who is currently under attack by the City of Los Angeles. Ted is tirelessly working to ensure public health in the Eastern Sierra and to enforce […]

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Greg Norby has managed Mammoth Community Water District since October of 2008.

MCWD manager will leave Mammoth

Greg Norby took the top job at Mammoth Community Water District almost exactly four years ago. The District issued a news release Monday to say Norby will move on to the Bay Area at the end of January. Norby has overseen continued projects – recycled water systems, a large solar array and other developments. By […]

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LADWP wants attacks on Mammoth water heard in Fresno court

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power continues to attack community water rights in Mammoth Lakes.  LADWP filed two lawsuits that claim Mammoth Creek water belongs to Los Angeles, not to Mammoth.  LADWP now wants their lawsuits transferred to Fresno County Court.  Mammoth Community Water District Manager Greg Norby said, “LA’s attorneys believe the […]

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LADWP water plan shows surplus supply

As Mammoth Community Water District gears up to spend money on a fight with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for all of its surface water rights, officials have begun to look at LADWP’s water supply and demand.  They found that by comparison to LA’s supply, Mammoth’s sum of water hardly seems worth […]

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Mammoth Lakes groundwater report

The Mammoth Community Water District regularly monitors over 20 monitoring and eight production wells and collects streamflow measurements of Mammoth Creek. This local groundwater and surface water monitoring supports the District’s larger water resources management work in the Mammoth Creek watershed, to ensure sustainable use of local water supplies. Every year, this monitoring data is […]

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Owens River

Snowmelt promises high flows, possible flooding

The water outlook for the Eastern Sierra in the next two weeks – heavy snowmelt and possible flooding of rivers and streams. The National Weather Service says that flood warnings are in effect for parts of the Walker River and for Mono Lake tributaries as well as for the Upper Owens River tributaries in Mono […]

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