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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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LADWP responds to Mono County Supervisors

LADWP press release LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) attended today’s (Tuesday’s) Mono County Board of Supervisors meeting to participate in ongoing discussions surrounding the department’s water management practices and ranching leases in Mono County and has released the following statement by Clarence Martin, LADWP Aqueduct Manager: “California’s […]

 
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Mono County headed to court against LADWP irrigation policy

By Deb Murphy Mono County’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to pursue litigation against the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to “restrain” its policy of withdrawing irrigation water from 6,400 acres of grazing leases in Long, Round and Little Round valleys. Tuesday’s discussion of the issue took 3-1/2 hours with comments from 27 […]

 
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Upper Owens River at Benton Crossing Rd, June 30, 2017, before changes in irrigation policy.

MLR launches ‘Keep Long Valley Green’ campaign

Mammoth Lakes Recreation press release Loss of Wetland Habitat Has MLR Concerned Mammoth Lakes, CA (August 2, 2018) – Mammoth Lakes Recreation is going to battle. Their opponent; the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. This past March, the agency notified leaseholders in Long and Little Round Valleys, that it would be eliminating their […]

 
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Well test resolved – not with a bang, but a whimper

By Deb Murphy The Technical Group approved two resolutions dealing with the pumping test of Well 385 in the Five Bridges area Thursday morning, 18 months after this whole mess started. The resolutions adopted the monitoring and management plan for the test and amended the 1999 revegetation plan to allow the well turned back on […]

 
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