Tag Archives | Owens River

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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