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INYO TO TAKE ‘NO’ POSITION ON INDIAN WELLS VALLEY PLAN TO TAP INTO AQUEDUCT

Inyo County Supervisors had a no-brainer at Tuesday’s Board meeting. The question: what position should the Board’s representative take on Indian Wells Valley’s option to tap into the Los Angeles Aqueduct to solve its critical overdraft problem? The decision was a unanimous “no.” Listening to John Vallejo, deputy county counsel, describe the situation begged the […]

 
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LADWP Warns Agains Scammers

This holiday season, LADWP is reminding our customers to be vigilant when it comes to potential utility scams, so that their precious, hard-earned dollars stay in their pockets and not in the hands of crooks. Utility scams have become a growing problem for utilities across the nation, and the holiday season is prime time for […]

 
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LADWP, INYO AGREE TO TEST RUN ON WELL 385

Photo by Deb Murphy With a legal settlement on the horizon, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is set to turn on Well 385, in the Five Bridges area, for a two-month test. On the surface, this seems like no big deal. But, the dispute of pumping a well that was permanently shut […]

 
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Bishop City Council Eyes LADWP Land

At a special City Council meeting held Wednesday afternoon, Bishop got in under the wire on all four properties being divested by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power within the city limits. This doesn’t mean the City will launch a land shopping spree. The action taken simply gives Bishop the first right of […]

 
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LADWP not bailing out Indian Wells Overdraft, for now

The critical aquifer overdraft in the Indian Wells Valley has been viewed with dread at Owens Valley Groundwater Authority meetings. Between growth in Ridgecrest and the Naval Air Station at White Sands, the area’s groundwater is in overdraft. The Owens Valley basin, on the other hand, appears to be in decent shape with a yet […]

 
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Bishop City Park gets weather station thanks to LADWP, High Sierra Energy Foundation grants

By Deb Murphy Thanks to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power grant funding to High Sierra Energy Foundation, Bishop residents will be able to get first-hand weather information, from barometric pressure to humidity to evaporation/transpiration and more—all helpful information for lawn and garden watering and fun facts for weather geeks. LADWP’s Community Partnership […]

 
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LADWP to close part of Owens River Gorge Sept. 9-17

LADWP news release The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will release substantially higher-than-normal flows down the Owens River Gorge for a channel maintenance peak flow starting on September 9 through September 17, 2019. During this time there will be no public access allowed within the Owens River Gorge from Long Valley Dam […]

 
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LADWP issues water-spreading report

LADWP news release After a wet winter, the Eastern Sierra snowpack measured 171% of normal on April 1, 2019. LADWP is committed to maximizing the beneficial use of runoff water to the fullest extent and by considering the demands of the overall water system, which include customer needs, hydroelectric generation and spreading water to meet […]

 
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