Tag Archives | Inyo-LA Long Term Water Agreement


LADWP won’t drill two new Bishop wells

LADWP Pulls Decision to Drill Two Proposed West Bishop Wells, Cites Conflict with Long Term Water Agreement (LADWP press release) Bishop, CA – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) today announced its decision to cancel plans to drill two new wells located in the West Bishop area. The decision was made by Department […]

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LADWP to maximize water spreading in Owens Valley

LADWP press release LOS ANGELES – During the Inyo County/Los Angeles Standing Committee Wednesday, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) announced plans to maximize the spread of water in the Owens Valley this year to levels not seen since the wettest year on record, 1983-84. The above average snowpack levels, registering north […]

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Letter: ‘Officials understate failure of LTWA management’

The following letter was submitted by Daniel Pritchett of Bishop: The OpEd from Bob Harrington (Inyo Register 10/24/15) contained a review of language in the Inyo-LA Long Term Water Agreement (LTWA) regarding groundwater pumping and new wells.  It was also a good example of how county officials intentionally understate the failure of LTWA management. Specifically, […]

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Letter to the Editor: Inyo Supervisors must act

– Submitted by Daniel Pritchett Supervisors must act promptly to challenge DWP DWP released its final 2015-2016 Operations Plan last week.  As expected, it includes enormous (57%) reductions in Owens Valley irrigation water. Under the Inyo LA Water Agreement (LTWA), these cuts must be approved by the Standing Committee.  The Standing Committee has not approved […]

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Letter to the editor: DWP view of Owens Valley debunked

by Daniel Pritchett, Bishop Last month James Yannotta wrote letter in which he asserted there were misconceptions about DWP management under the Inyo-LA Long Term Water Agreement (LTWA). Mr. Yannotta’s letter showed him to be a worthy successor to the previous LA Aqueduct Manager, Gene Coufal, as he recycled some of the same meaningless statements, […]

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Letter to the editor: “Love ’em and leave ’em”

Love ’em and Leave ’em by Daniel Pritchett, Bishop Los Angeles’ conquest of Owens Valley was famously compared to rape by Morrow Mayo in 1932. In 2006, LA Water and Power Commissioner Mary Nichols compared the Owens Valley-LA relationship to a troubled marriage. I suggest “seduction” is the best way to understand Owens Lake Master […]

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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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