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Sacramento Court Issues Order Against Los Angeles Department of Water and Power In Pollution Dispute

  (Owens Lake, CA) – On September 27, the Sacramento County Superior Court issued its order against the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), rejecting LADWP’s attempt to avoid responsibility for controlling air pollution on the dried Owens Lake Bed in an area containing cultural resources. The LADWP’s historic diversion of […]

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Visit READY Mono to Recognize National Preparedness Month Sign Up for Alerts to Stay Informed and Up-to-Date

  MONO COUNTY, Calif. (September 15, 2022) – National Preparedness Month is observed each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. In Mono County, these disasters could include wildfires, earthquakes, weather-related events, and public health outbreaks. This National Preparedness Month, Mono County’s Office […]

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Hurricane Kay Causes Heavy Damage in Death Valley National Park

Storms fueled by the remnants of Hurricane Kay caused localized, heavy damage in Death Valley National Park on Saturday afternoon, September 10. California highway 190 (CA-190) is closed from CA-136 junction to Stovepipe Wells Village. Badwater Road is fully closed. Many other park roads are still closed from floods five weeks ago. The flooding across […]

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Wildfire Education Academy Invites Residents to Join Virtual Session on Smoke, Evacuation, and Other Preparation Procedures – September 19

The sixth session of the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments (ESCOG) Citizen’s Wildfire Education Academy will focus on “Smoke, Evacuation, and Other Preparation Procedures.” The session is scheduled for Monday, September 19th at 6:00pm. The session will feature guest speakers Kimberly Mitchell, Research and Systems Analyst with the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District, […]

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Pleasant Valley Reservoir Water Quality and Safety Reminder for Labor Day Weekend 2022

      (September 2, 2022)—The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is urging all visitors to Pleasant Valley Reservoir to exercise caution while recreating in the lake, due to water quality concerns that may cause harmful effects on people and animals. LADWP is closely monitoring the water for any type of harmful […]

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Fishermen and Recreational Users Urged to Stay Out of the Water at Bridgeport Resevoir Due to Harmful Algal Bloom

  The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) is urging fisherman and recreational users to stay out of the water at Bridgeport Reservoir located in Mono County. Localized areas of the lake were tested to confirm that the lake is being impacted by Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). The dam area is posted with […]

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Harmful Algal Blooms Located in Crowley Lake in Mono County

The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Boards) are urging fisherman and recreational users to stay out of the water at Crowley Lake located in Mono County. Localized areas of the lake were tested to confirm that the lake is being impacted by Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). The lake is posted with a recreational […]

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Plan Ahead and Recreate Responsibly on the Inyo this 2022 Labor Day Weekend

    BISHOP, Calif., August 31, 2022 — With Labor Day weekend and an excessive heat watch approaching, the Inyo National Forest reminds visitors to recreate responsibly, plan ahead and prepare for any closures and fire restrictions. September also marks the start of National Preparedness Month, a time to prepare for disasters or emergencies that could happen at […]

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Water Rescue from LADWP Aqueduct Near Olancha on August 25, 2022

On August 25, 2022, at approximately 1253 hours, Lone Pine CHP received a report of an abandoned vehicle near the Los Angeles Department Water and Power (LADWP) aqueduct, near the town of Olancha, CA. When a CHP officer arrived on scene, he found a white 2019 Audi, abandoned with the door open and personal effects […]

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Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Pharmacy Relocation will Require Pedistrian Detour

As Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Pharmacy undergoes relocation, the accompanying construction work will require a re-routing of pedestrian traffic within the hospital, impacting some patient and visitor access. Hospital officials say that for the next two weeks the corridor connecting the two-story hospital with the older Administration building will need to be closed. All hospital […]

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State Route 190 in Death Valley National Park to Remain Closed into Next Week

INYO COUNTY – State Route 190 will remain closed through at least next Wednesday as Caltrans maintenance crews continue to clean up after last week’s flash floods. Approximately 30 miles of the highway were partially or fully buried under flood debris within Death Valley National Park following Friday’s storms. Since beginning work to clear State […]

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