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LADWP offers funding for energy efficiency

Press release The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has awarded $1.4 million for fiscal year 2018-2019 to 24 non-profit organizations to develop and implement programs focused on improving energy efficiency and water conservation throughout Los Angeles. In this round of funding, LADWP’s Community Partnership Outreach Grants Program awarded a grant to an […]

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LADWP postpones test on Well 385

News release from Owens Valley Committee The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) informed the Owens Valley Committee of its decision to postpone the testing of Well 385, a LADWP well located north of Bishop, CA, in an area known as Five Bridges. LADWP had scheduled the pumping to begin on December 3, […]

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Silver Peaks project – agreement with LADWP

By Deb Murphy Silver Peaks, a 70-unit affordable housing project, has gone one significant step toward realization. Bishop Councilmember Joe Pecsi has been negotiating to purchase the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power-owned 3-acre parcel at MacIver and Spruce streets after stepping up to fill in for the ill City Administrator Jim Tatum seven […]

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Mono County sends extensive grazing EIR comments

By Deb Murphy Mono County’s comments on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s environmental analysis of de-watering ranch leases leave nothing on the table. Reviewing final edits to the 19-page document prepared by Bauer Planning and Environmental Services at Oct. 16 Board meeting, the Mono County Supervisors were delighted with the detail. Though […]

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Sierra Club challenges LADWP’s ‘water grab’

Press release LOS ANGELES: The Sierra Club has intervened in a lawsuit brought by Mono County, California against the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), challenging LADWP’s decision to drastically reduce vital irrigation waters it has for decades delivered to important wetlands, meadows and rangelands in southern Mono County. LADWP’s decision to dewater […]

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LADWP gets comments on Mono leases at scoping meeting

By Deb Murphy The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power took step two in the Environmental Impact Report process on new ranch leases in Long and Little Round valleys at its public environmental scoping meeting Wednesday evening in Mammoth. The element of those new ranch leases that drew 40-plus people to the session amounts […]

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How Complex is LADWP’s Dewatering Plan? Mono County Ready to Count the Ways

  HOW COMPLEX IS LADWP’S DEWATERING PLAN? MONO COUNTY READY TO COUNT THE WAYS Common sense tells you dewatering grazing lands in Mono County has the potential of messing with the eco-system. A team of scientists has been hired to outline just how complicated that proposition is. Scientists from Bauer Planning and Environmental Services will […]

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Mono County issues press release on fire

Mono County press release LOS ANGELES DEWATERING SPARKS MORE THAN CONTROVERSY LADWP Drone Crashes; Fire Ignites on Dewatered Ranch Lands in Southern Mono County Mammoth Lakes, CA – On Thursday morning a drone flown by a contractor for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) crashed, sparking a fire on ranchlands that LADWP […]

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LADWP issues response to Mono County litigation

LADWP press release LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) last week released the following statement in response to the litigation filed by the Mono County Board of Supervisors. “LADWP has continued operating this year as we have in prior years, providing irrigation water to ranchers in Mono County […]

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Mono County sues LA, DWP over water irrigation

Mono County news release Mammoth Lakes, Calif. (August 17, 2018) – On Wednesday, Mono County filed litigation challenging the decision of the City of Los Angeles and its Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to dry out 6,400 acres of wetlands, meadows and pastures in Long and Little Round Valleys in order to export additional water from California’s […]

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OVGA board comes of age

By Deb Murphy The decision to go high or low was more than a political strategy popularized by Michele Obama. For the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority it represented a total commitment to groundwater sustainability under state regulations. Here’s the deal: the Owens Valley groundwater basin was ranked as a medium priority, requiring the development of […]

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