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OVGA meetings get interesting

By Deb Murphy Owens Valley Groundwater Authority meetings are a little like watching a chess match. Not really adrenaline inducing, but there’s a lot going on between moves. Last Thursday’s meeting is a good example. The question before the 11-member board dealt with the re-prioritization of the Owens Valley basin from medium to high—a new […]

 
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First meeting of OVGA with fully constituted board

By Deb Murphy The fully constituted 11-member board of the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority sort of looks like the early days of a marriage—an arranged marriage in which the partners really don’t know each other or what to expect from the relationship. The Authority held its fifth meeting last Thursday. It took the first four […]

 
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One large step for OVGA

By Deb Murphy The 11 members of the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority committed to their financial contribution for the development of a groundwater sustainability plan. It took three meetings, three hours at Thursday’s session and additional wording added to the paperwork, but it got done. The recent announcement of potential grant funding of $713,000 from […]

 
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OVGA fails to launch

By Deb Murphy This story was supposed to describe a fairly complete picture of what the Owens Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency was going to look like, based on the respective financial commitment and voting power of each of the 11 participating agencies. But the group hedged. Instead of taking the necessary step to become a […]

 
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OVGA grapples with funding levels

By Deb Murphy Quite a few analogies could describe what the newly-formed Owens Valley Groundwater Authority dealt with at their second meeting Thursday: chicken or the egg, rolling the dice or betting on the come. One representative got creative with a new analogy: it’s like watching sausage being made without knowing what sausage is supposed […]

 
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