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Stacy Corless

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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Bob Gardner

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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Mono ranch lessee supporters waging paper war on LADWP

By Deb Murphy Friends of the Inyo is the latest entity to come out in support of ranchers with grazing leases in Long Valley, leases receiving a fraction of previous irrigation water allocations this year and possibly no water following an environmental analysis by land owner, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Initially, LADWP […]

 
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LADWP repairs will mean high-water flow in the Owens River

Inyo County news release The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will be performing emergency repair work on the Control Gorge Power Plant beginning June 26th, with a projected completion date of September 5th. Water being released from the Crowley Reservoir will enter the Owens River at the Middle Gorge Power Plant and flow downstream through […]

 
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Inyo Supervisors approve agreement with LADWP

By Deb Murphy Just before Inyo’s Board of Supervisors approved the settlement agreement with Los Angeles Department of Water and Power over wells and mitigation in the Five Bridges area, Supervisor Matt Kingsley admitted there were “subtleties in this agreement.” That was an understatement. Months of Technical Group meetings ending in a deadlock, generally left […]

 
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