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(l-r) Bill Van Waggoner, Owens Lake Mgr. and Water Operations Director Martin Adams at Commission meeting.

Are Owens Valley concerns really heard?

This week, Inyo Supervisors heard more about the Department of Water and Power’s new Owens Lake Master Project and LA’s desire to cut in half water used to control dry lake dust. They all expressed concern that some of the water savings should go to the Owens Valley and its ranchers. DWP Water Operations Director […]

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DWP Director of Water Operations, Marty Adams

LADWP offers plan, makes no water promises

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Director of Water Operations, Martin Adams, returned to the Inyo Supervisors Tuesday with a project plan concept for the Owens Dry Lake. Bottom line – DWP wants to cut water use for dust control at the lake by half, pump water from under the lake, limit future […]

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Letter to the editor: The real facts on LADWP

April 7, 2013 Nancy Masters P.O. Box 478 Independence, CA  93526 Dear Citizens of Inyo County, On April 2, 2013 Mr. Martin Adams of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power addressed the Inyo County Board of Supervisors about the Owens Lake Master Plan, which was a collaborative process that had been underway for […]

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LADWP Water Operations Director, Martin Adams

Scrambling for water – LADWP at Inyo Supervisors

Director of Water Operations for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Martin Adams, had hit the public relations trail recently to sell LA’s latest plan for the Owens Dry Lake. The bottom line – DWP will spend the money to protect bird habitat there if they can quit cleaning up dust on the […]

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Will Inyo fight DWP pumping rate this year?

To show how little power Inyo County has over groundwater pumping, the Department of Water and Power has ignored Inyo’s request for less pumping and will march right ahead with 91,000 acre feet of pumped water this year. Inyo Supervisors had supported 68,500 acre feet to allow the huge run-off to restore some of the […]

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