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Inyo Supervisors and Water Commission – it’s complicated

By Deb Murphy The Inyo County Board of Supervisors acknowledged the complexity of water issues in Inyo County at Tuesday’s meeting. What it didn’t do was accept recommendations presented by Water Commission Chair Mike Prather and Commissioner Craig Patton. While the details of mitigation projects, groundwater basins and pumping impacts may be complicated, to Prather […]

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Groundwater pumping unmitigated

Seventeen years after Inyo County and the Department of Water and Power signed the Long Term Water Agreement, DWP has not completed many mitigation projects listed in a 1991 Environmental Impact Report and designed to make up for widespread damage done by groundwater pumps and abandoned agricultural fields to supply water to the second aqueduct. […]

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Inyo-LADWP water dealings

Last month, the Inyo Supervisors refused to go along with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s request to reduce irrigation to lessees and mitigation projects. They did go along with some other water reductions DWP wanted but with conditions. At last months’ Inyo-LA Standing Committee meeting, Inyo officials said no to LA’s irrigation […]

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Standing Committee meeting on old issues

One more aspect of LA’s confrontational tone? That’s what Inyo Water Director Bob Harrington suggested in a discussion of yet one more disagreement with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. It’s about salt cedar removal, part of the settlement over the Lower Owens River Project lawsuit. LA is resisting going ahead with the […]

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Inyo and LADWP quibble over pumps, environment

Some who attended Wednesday’s Standing Committee meeting of Inyo and Los Angeles officials concluded that the two parties really have very little agreement on water, groundwater pumping and the environment. After nearly five hours of meeting and talking, news emerged that the Standing Committee did not agree to reduce the water supply to McNally Ponds […]

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McNally Pond water issue goes to Inyo Supervisors

McNally Pond water issue goes to Inyo Supervisors

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power does not want to cut water for the McNally Ponds in Laws this year. They claim it’s because it was a dry year. Tuesday, the Inyo Supervisors face a decision on this DWP request. The issue will go on to the Standing Committee meeting Wednesday in Bishop. […]

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Bureaucrat Beat: Tree killers, 47%, and Grateful Dead

“From city halls to county courthouses, from the State house to the White House – bureaucrats control our lives.  Public servants who often try to become our masters.  People whose salaries we pay, but what goods and services do we get?  On Sierra Wave’s Bureaucrat Beat, we’ll report what they’re up to.”  That’s the Bureaucrat […]

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McNally Ponds

LADWP wants to deny water to McNally Ponds

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, accused of an accelerated search for every drop of water in the Eastern Sierra, now does not want to put water into the McNally ponds which is a required enhancement/mitigation project in Laws north of Bishop. The Inyo Water Commission recommends that the Inyo Supervisors support supplying […]

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