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LADWP Takes Action to Protect LA Ratepayers from Unwarranted and Costly Orders by Great Basin Air Pollution Control District

Local Air Regulator Continues to Disregard Tribal Requests & Attempts to Expand Its Operating Budget — All Paid for by Angelenos Oct. 19, 2022 (LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) took legal action Tuesday to protect Los Angeles water customers from regulatory overreach by the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution […]

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History In The Making: Clean Up The Lake Expands To Eastern Sierra

  Mono County, CA (October 17, 2022) – The Clean Up The Lake (CUTL) dive team that completed the 72 mile SCUBA cleanup of Lake Tahoe in 2021-2022, has just finished months of work establishing strategic partnerships in the Mammoth Lakes region with government, nonprofits, businesses and Mammoth Lake Tourism, all leading to the organization […]

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Mono County Responds to LADWP’s Sharp Reduction Of Water to Long Valley

  In response to Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s reductions in water allotments to Long Valley grazing leases, the Mono County Board of Supervisors approved a letter drafted by County Counsel requesting “collaboration and communications” going forward. The dispute goes back to 2018 when LADWP first proposed “dewatering” the 6,000 acres that provides […]

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Owens River Gorge Closed for Public Access Until Sept 6th

LADWP will release higher-than-normal water downthe Owens River Gorge from August 29 – September 6, 2022, in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Mono County. This channel maintenance will help improve fishery and wildlife habitat along the 10-mile stretch of river between the Upper Gorge Power Plant and Pleasant Valley Reservoir. […]

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First Ever Great Basin Water Justice Summit and Film Night- August 3, 5, & 62022

Bishop, CA. – The general public is invited to join the Owens Valley Indian Water Commission and the Great Basin Water Network via webinar on Wednesday, August 3rd, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time, for the first ever Great Basin Water Justice Summit, a FREE event that is bringing together communities fighting for water […]

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Great Basin Unified Air Polution Control District Requests State Hearing On Conditions on Mono Lake

    With declining water levels on Mono Lake and an increase in airborne dust, the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District has formally requested a hearing before the State Water Resources Control Board. The request, approved at the GBUAPCD board meeting on June 7, cites the Water Board’s 1994 Decision 1631 setting the […]

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Inyo Supervisors Take a Look at Water Use at Fish Springs Fish Hatchery

    Tuesday’s Inyo County Board of Supervisors’ meeting reconvened from the administration building in Independence to Fish Springs Fish Hatchery to get a first-hand look at the impact ofpumping on what was once a source of native fish for the Big Pine Paiute Tribe. The Supervisors, staff, tribal members and interested locals headed to […]

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  Mosquito control ULV fogging applications are planned to be performed south of Lone Pine around the Golf Course tomorrow morning on Friday 6/17/22. Crews will be using truck mounted  fogging equipment to control excessive adult mosquitoes. Fogging operations are planned to start in the morning between 4:30 and 6:30 am depending on weather. If […]

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Standing Committee Okays LADWP Pumping Plan for 2022-23 Operations/Pumping Plan

      May 16, 2022 – CORRECTION BY AUTHOR:  The approval vote was only for the water cut back to the ranch leases.  No other vote was taken at the meeting regarding the plan.   The Inyo County/Los Angeles Standing Committee unanimously approved the Department of Water and Power’s 2022-23 operations/pumping plan which included […]

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Inyo County Board of Supervisors Prep for Thursday May 12 Standing Committee Meeting at 10:00am

      This week’s discussion at Inyo County’s Board of Supervisors set the stage for the Thursday’s Standing Committee meeting where the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s pumping and operation plan will come up for a vote. After two years of drought and LADWP’s relatively low level of pumping in the Owens […]

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Inyo County to Ask LADWP to Pump Only for In-Valley Uses and To Start Planning for Climate Change

Inyo County’s Board of Supervisors and Water Commission seem to be on the same page regarding the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s 2022-23 pumping plan: pump for in-valley uses only for a total of 59,540 acre-feet and start the strategic planning process to address Climate Change. With the predicted run-off at 47-percent of […]

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