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Comments on ‘Why would Los Angeles do this’?

Letter submitted by: Daniel Pritchett Bishop Mike Prather’s June 11, 2018, letter to Sierra Wave regarding DWP’s latest outrage invites comment. Here are two. Mike Prather posed the question, “Why would Los Angeles do this?” i.e. dry up 6000 irrigated acres in Mono County to send more water down the Aqueduct. The question I would pose […]

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Inyo Supervisors to vote on agreement on Well 385

By Deb Murphy Inyo County Water Department and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power have reached an agreement on the pumping test of Well 385 in the Five Bridges area. Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors will approve, or not, that agreement. The agreement allows the two month test to proceed once the Tech […]

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A bit of a brouhaha at Standing Committee meeting

By Deb Murphy For a brief time, members of the Standing Committee seemed to be on the same page despite disagreements on specific issues. If that was indeed an era of good will, it’s gone, replaced by what looked like dueling agencies. Example: Inyo Water Commission Chair Mike Prather used a visual to bring home […]

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Bob Tanner and the 20 mule team mule days parade

Caltrans: Chairs prohibited until Saturday for Mule Days Parade

Caltrans press release BISHOP—Last year, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) asked the public to delay setting their lawn chairs along the Mule Days Parade route until the day of the parade. In the past, chairs set out early became a hazard, blowing in the street, blocking access to businesses along the route and compromising […]

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Inyo County argues DWP’s operations plan

By Deb Murphy Los Angeles Department of Water and Power came out with its 2018-19 operations plan late last month. Inyo County came back April 30 with its own recommendation, below the low end of LADWP’s proposed range. LADWP’s range started at 77,990 acre-feet, topping out at 96,230. The high number, according to Inyo’s response, […]

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LA Mayor Garcetti

Mono County, LA waging paper war

By Deb Murphy In mid-April, Mono County asked for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s help to ensure adequate irrigation water for grazing leases in Southern Mono. Garcetti, basically, blew the Board of Supervisors off, referring them, in the future, to the LADWP Board of Commissioners’ head Mel Levine. Mono Supervisor Fred Stump called the response […]

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Eastern Sierra updates on water and air (service)

By Deb Murphy Tech Group, Take Four For everyone waiting with baited breath to see if Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Inyo County could agree on issues related to wells and mitigation at Five Bridges, you’ll have to wait another week. In a document dated April 9, the County outlined its position […]

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LADWP runoff/operations report in

By Deb Murphy With a series of March storms that continued to dribble through early April, the “most probable” run-off forecast for the Owens River Basin sits at 73-percent of average; 82-percent for Mono Basin according to Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s draft annual operations plan. Those percentages translate to 219,000 acre-feet of […]

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