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Supervisor Rick Pucci

LA exacts more water and fails to honor agreement

To cover Department of Water and Power and Inyo County meetings is painful. LA takes on the role of Colonial overlord and Inyo usually asks for crumbs in one way or another. This time, at the Inyo-LA Standing Committee meeting on Friday in Independence, Inyo officials did stand up against DWP’s years-long broken promises, but […]

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Fear of frog habitat

by Charles James Kermit the Frog probably hasn’t caused as much excitement and dismay as the mountain yellow-legged frog has in recent months for local politicians and residents of Inyo and Mono Counties, but then Kermit has a better publicist. With thousands of acres of backcountry lakes being proposed as critical habitat for the Sierra-Nevada […]

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The outspoken remain outsiders

The most outspoken, knowledgeable and to some degree rebellious people when it comes to the Inyo-Los Angeles water issue did not gain appointments to the Inyo Water Commission. Two others did.  (Letters from candidates follow story.) Sally Manning, long a plant ecologist for the Inyo Water Department and now Environmental Director for the Big Pine […]

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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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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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