Tag Archives | Owens River

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LADWP offers update on runoff management

Press release LADWP Runoff Preparation and Management Continue in the Eastern Sierra Region as Water Flows Increase – UPDATE 3 The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) continues to work proactively to handle the massive runoff water resulting from this year’s near record snowpack in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. These efforts are […]

 
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Bellflower man found deceased in Owens River

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release Shortly after noon Tuesday, Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received notification of a missing member of a four-person fishing group. According to the reporting party, the group was alerted when their friend did not return to his vehicle after fishing; he was last seen below the Tinnemaha Reservoir on the […]

 
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Diploids back in area fisheries next year

By Deb Murphy After six years of stocking non-breeding (triploids) trout and following inter-departmental discussions, the California Department of Fish and Game will begin raising and stocking little breeders (diploids) in the Owens River and Mono Lake basins next spring. CDF&W started stocking only sterile trout, statewide, in 2011 in response to lawsuits and an […]

 
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GSA formation moves forward, slowly

By Deb Murphy Representatives from water agencies tapping into the Owens River groundwater basin gathered last Thursday for a second workshop on California’s mandate to achieve groundwater sustainability. The two biggest questions, however, remain unanswered: what role can the 12 private mutual water companies play in the formation of a Groundwater Sustainability Agency and is […]

 
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Letter: ‘Locally sourced water’

Letter to the Editor – Submitted by Daniel Pritchett Just a century ago, Owens Lake was a spectacular inland sea, teeming with life. After DWP reduced Owens Valley to a colony and dried the lake, its bed became the largest source of health-threatening dust in the nation. To mitigate the dust, DWP has been forced […]

 
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Watershed Project presentation on Saturday

– Press release from Eastern California Museum: The largest river restoration project in the nation is underway in the Owens Valley, and one group has been observing the project’s progress for the past 11 years. Beginning with collecting baseline data from a dry riverbed, the river watchers then waded into a flowing river to continue […]

 
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No water? Routine repairs at aqueduct

No water flowing from the Owens Valley down the LA Aqueduct? Hopes and dreams for many people in the Eastern Sierra, and it’s happening right now – but it’s been in the works for weeks. “There is not a major crack or a break in the aqueduct,” said Chris Plakos, local spokesman for the Los […]

 
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Special project points to water drain

A PLEA TO EASTERN SIERRA RESIDENTS AND BEYOND: UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES;  ONGOING WATER WARS WITH LOS ANGELES  (Press Release) Owens Valley Committee (OVC) and award-winning Bristlecone Media join forces to produce Slake: Water and Power in the Eastern Sierra, a documentary film series that documents ongoing environmental struggles occurring in the Eastern Sierra due to continued […]

 
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Fire south of Bishop draws crews from five agencies

In the early afternoon Sunday as the wind picked up, fire broke out in heavy brush east of the Owens River and south of Warm Springs Road just south of Bishop.  A huge plume of smoke was visible from Highway 395, and the Bishop Volunteer Fire Department rushed to the scene. Eventually, firefighters from many […]

 
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