Keep Long Valley Green Organization to Launch Virtual Premiere of Film “Without Water” March 22

 

– On World Water Day, March 22 at 6:30 PM, the Keep Long
Valley Green (KLVG) will launch the virtual premiere of our film Without Water.

Without Water documents the ongoing dispute between the Los Angeles Department of Water &  Power (DWP) and various stakeholders in Long Valley, California. Filmed by acclaimed director Jonathan Hyla, Without Water dives into DWP’s plan to reduce or eliminate irrigation allotments on leased lands in Long and Little Round Valleys – Mono County lands that have been irrigated for hundreds of years. Today, these lands, as well as the ranchers and community members that rely on them, are facing an uncertain future due to the scarcity of water created by climate change and Los Angeles County’s water demand.

The event will begin at 6:30 pm with the premiere of Without Water and a Q&A panel will follow. We are excited to announce two of our confirmed panelists: Jonathan Hyla, director of the film, and Matt Kemp, Long Valley rancher. Additional panelists will be announced closer to the film premiere.

Register for a free ticket at the link below:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/without-water-film-premiere-tickets-290080888747

The day of the event, the link to the virtual premiere will be sent to the email address which
attendees register with at the link above.

Keep Long Valley Green is a diverse coalition that includes tribal governments, ranchers, county and city governments, businesses, and local and national environmental groups working to prevent the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power from draining every last drop from Payahuunadü, “the land of flowing water,” as the Paiute/Nüümü people call the Eastern Sierra and Owens Valley.

Learn more on our website, keeplongvalleygreen.org, or by subscribing to the free KLVG e-
newsletter Every Last Drop: Exposes on the L.A. Eastern Sierra Water Wars. Our recent issue includes a Q & A about Without Water with Matt McClain, KLVG member and former
Executive Director of Mammoth Lakes Recreation.

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Rob
Rob
6 months ago

I would like to see the dam removed and Long Valley returned to it’s original natural state.

mono resident
mono resident
6 months ago

Kinda funny how water diversion and irrigation is “bad” unless the “environmentalists” say it isn’t. But yeah – according to the KLVG webiste; “The ranches are not leased or managed by large corporate conglomerates but instead by small families that have stewarded the lands for generations.” If you get a… Read more »

RandyK
RandyK
6 months ago

Hopefully the film will provide some coverage of the Aspen grove on West Hilton Creek that is dying back because so much water has been diverted to water the cows in the past few decades. Got to wonder how that benefits Payahuunadü.

Your Supervisor
Your Supervisor
6 months ago
Reply to  RandyK

The NDNs and payahuunadu don’t care about you or those trees.

Aqua Flake
Aqua Flake
6 months ago

At least the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) uses the water it pumps and exports for a public benefit, even if it is enjoyed mainly in southern California. In contrast, privately-owned Alterra Mountain Company/MMSA pumps and uses groundwater – during a severe drought – to make a… Read more »

Water Warrior
Water Warrior
6 months ago
Reply to  Aqua Flake

LADWP is a privately owned company that makes a lot of money from this water they take without regard and makes twice as much from energy created to move it. Its important to remember that the public benefit to LA citizens is at the expense of this ecosystem. They have… Read more »