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Inyo Supervisors and Water Commission – it’s complicated

By Deb Murphy The Inyo County Board of Supervisors acknowledged the complexity of water issues in Inyo County at Tuesday’s meeting. What it didn’t do was accept recommendations presented by Water Commission Chair Mike Prather and Commissioner Craig Patton. While the details of mitigation projects, groundwater basins and pumping impacts may be complicated, to Prather […]

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Keith Rainville, Inyo County Water Department hydrologist

Report from Five Bridges field trip

By Deb Murphy Three hundred acres scarred by lost meadow grasses in the Five Bridges area, north of Bishop, south of the Owens River, could be the poster child for failed mitigation of groundwater pumping. The mantra — if there is damage, it will be mitigated — has not worked at Five Bridges. The water […]

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