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Technical Group – Step one in quarterly ritual

By Deb Murphy Monday’s Technical Group meeting gave valley water watchers a sneak preview of the Standing Committee meeting slated for October 27. Following a series of project updates, the group ran through the committee agenda—the standard reports with a few potential land mines. The group, staff from the County Water Department and Los Angeles […]

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Report from Technical Group meeting

By Deb Murphy Monday’s Technical Group meeting had the usual suspects who fill the spectator seats scratching their heads. The group, made up of Inyo County and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power staff, voted to forward a recommendation to their respective reps on the Standing Committee to provide no water to the McNally […]

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Technical Group sets stage for Standing Committee meeting; plus Inyo Supervisors news

By Deb Murphy Inyo County representatives on the Technical Group held their ground on issues to be decided at this Thursday’s Standing Committee meeting: No test pumping on wells at Five Bridges until the mitigation reaches sustainable goals; the County still wants to see a California Environmental Quality Act analysis before new wells can be […]

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Letter to the editor: step up to the plate of water management

(This is a letter written by the Owens Valley Committee to the Inyo-LA Technical Group by OVC VP, Daniel Pritchett) Inyo-LA Technical Group C/O Bob Harrington Inyo County Water Department PO Box 337 Independence, CA 93526 C/O James Yannotta Los Angeles Department of Water and Power 300 Mandich St. Bishop, ca 93514 Dear Technical Group […]

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Blackrock plant loss still under discussion

The Inyo-Los Angeles Water Agreement was based on what amounts to a 1 to 1 vote over objections. Inyo gets one vote and LA gets one vote. That means LA can hang up Inyo’s concerns for a long time. Take the Black Rock area north of Independence, known as Blackrock 94. Inyo began to see […]

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New run-off year arrives with pumping questions

The new water run-off year arrived on Sunday.  Now the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will soon issue a run-off forecast for the year.  After that, DWP will give Inyo County a proposed pumping plan.  Many  expect a clash over how much LA should take out of the underground this dry year. Inyo […]

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Technical group on pumping

No surprise here in this story.  The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Inyo County continue to lock horns over groundwater pumping.   Will Inyo dispute the latest attempt by DWP to take as much groundwater as they want?  The Inyo Supervisors may decide at their December 6th meeting. Meanwhile, the technical people will […]

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More open meeting complaints for Inyo

While Inyo County takes its own citizens to court over an openness of government issue, members of the Big Pine Tribe have their own deep concerns about exclusion of the public from the government process related to water issues. Gary Bacock, Big Pine Tribal Administrator, sent Inyo County another letter that lays out what the […]

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