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The OVGA, according to Mono County

By Deb Murphy The Mono County Board of Supervisors heard a tutorial on the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority delivered by Deputy County Counsel Jason Conger at Tuesday’s meeting. The presentation and comments indicate a distinct line has been drawn between Mono’s members on the OVGA and Inyo County. The bottom line: with the tentative low […]

 
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OVGA awating decision from Department of Water Resources

By Deb Murphy The tentative low priority status of the Owens Valley groundwater basin has only heightened the complexity of the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority’s meetings, not lowered them. The current nine board members opted to hold off on additional meetings until the state Department of Water Resources issues its final decision. The delay will […]

 
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OVGA kicks the can down the road, again

By Deb Murphy With the Owens Valley groundwater basin status still up in the air, the groundwater authority postponed a decision on whether to stay intact for another two months. The California Department of Water Resources has bounced the basin from medium to high and, currently, to low priority. According to Tim Ross, DWR’s senior […]

 
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Reports from ESCOG, OVGA meetings

By Deb Murphy Some key issues were under discussion last week. First Eastern Sierra Council of Governments: The Council, made up of two representatives from Inyo and Mono counties and the cities of Bishop and Mammoth Lakes, approved the Joint Power Agreement that would give it, primarily, the ability to pursue grant funding for regional […]

 
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OVGA gets even more complicated

By Deb Murphy With the priority rating of the Owens River groundwater basin jumping from medium to high and now down to low, today’s meeting of the basin’s authority should be very interesting. Inyo County’s Water Department Director Aaron Steinwand outlined some of the complexities of the new priority rating and decisions the Owens Valley […]

 
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