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Seats available on Inyo Water Commission

The Inyo Water Commission was formed under the Long-Term Water Agreement between Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in the early 90s. It was designed to be the public body that connects the people of the Owens Valley to water issues. Inyo County recently announced that two seats on the […]

 
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Stan Matlick: 1931-2013

Stanley Allen Matlick, a man who continued his family’s fight for water in the Eastern Sierra, has died. Mr. Matlick passed away Thursday, May 16 at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno after a brief illness; he lived 81 wonderful years, said his daughter, Margaret. A funeral service is set for Thursday, May 30th, at First […]

 
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Water Commission to discuss DWP operations plan

Not much water to go around in this second dry year in a row. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power continues to divert all streams and the Owens River into the aqueduct, and DWP wants to pump around 70,000 acre feet of the underground water this runoff year. Thursday night, the Inyo Water […]

 
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Town water system dilemma

More than 50 people gathered in Independence Monday to hear how their water systems suffer from seriously aging pipes and no capital improvement funds to take care of it. Back in the late 80s, the Inyo Supervisors negotiated with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on a Long Term Water Agreement to settle […]

 
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Meeting on serious condition of water systems

Procrastination – that appears to have been the management style that Inyo County has used with the town water systems of Independence, Lone Pine and Laws. Inyo took on those systems from LADWP about 20 years ago. Only now has it come to light that at least two of the systems will need nearly $10 […]

 
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Water Director questions DWP’s pumping plan

Inyo County officials call the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s proposed pumping plans for this year vague, uninformative and in violation of the Long Term Water Agreement.  Inyo has asked for changes, but will LADWP ignore those requests as usual? Inyo Water Director Bob Harrington has laid out Inyo’s problems with LADWP’s pumping […]

 
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Inyo fears over LADWP pumping plan

Uneasy.  That’s how Inyo officials feel about the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power groundwater pumping plan.  For the first time, LADWP has proposed pumping in a wide range of acre feet with no one specific number.  The Inyo Supervisors instructed their water director to express these concerns to LADWP in an official response […]

 
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LADWP releases 2012-2013 draft pumping plan

Another kind of surprise from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.  The mega utility has come up with what seems to be a first – a pumping rate that is a wide range of acre feet. LADWP Delivered a draft operations plan for 2012-2013 to the Inyo County Water Department on Friday, as […]

 
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Arbitration: Bad news, good news for Inyo

Recently, Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power were fighting over fighting – an apt phrase for the two entities’ relationship.  In this case, Inyo County had disagreed with LADWP’s pumping plan last year.  Then, LA disagreed with how Inyo proposed to disagree over the pumping plan.  The whole procedural issue […]

 
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New run-off year arrives with pumping questions

The new water run-off year arrived on Sunday.  Now the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will soon issue a run-off forecast for the year.  After that, DWP will give Inyo County a proposed pumping plan.  Many  expect a clash over how much LA should take out of the underground this dry year. Inyo […]

 
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