– 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:
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.