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Precipitation Numbers Set a New Record—62-inches of Water Content – by Deb Murphy

Precipitation Numbers Set a New Record—62-inches of Water Content And the winner of the water content contest is 2023 at a stupendous 62-inches, beating out the previous “wettest year,” 2016-17 by nearly a foot. To put that in perspective, we all know grown adults around that 5-foot, 2-inch height. And, the Los Angeles Department of […]

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Pleasant Valley Control Gorge Patrol Road Mar '23


LADWP has CLOSED ALL ACCESS to the Owens River Gorge area, including the Pleasant Valley Control Gorge Patrol Road. Due to the extensive damage to the roadway and hazardous conditions from the recent storms this area is not safe. We also want to remind folks of high flows in various waterways and locations throughout Inyo County. […]

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Inyo County Board of Supervisors Names New Water Director

  INDEPENDENCE – Longtime Bishop resident Holly Alpert, Ph.D. has been tapped to serve as Inyo County’s new Water Director. The Board of Supervisors’ decision to appoint Alpert was announced on Tuesday, March 7 following closed session discussions. She will be taking the reins from outgoing Director Aaron Steinwand, who has served in that role […]

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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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