DWP Manager To Speak Thursday Night in Bishop

A days worth of talk on water issues Thursday in Bishop, with both the Inyo/Los Angeles Standing Committee during the day and a Thursday night lecture by DWP General Manager David Nahai.

At the Standing Committee meeting, politicians and staff from both Inyo County and the City of Los Angeles are scheduled to continue talks on the re-write of the green book groundwater pumping rules that both sides agree do not work. The Lower Owens River Project and possible improvements to slow moving channels near Lone Pine are also on the agenda.

Discussions of groundwater underneath Owens Lake to be used for dust control are on the agenda as are pump damage mitigation projects like Hines Springs.

A public comment period is also on the agenda at this meeting of the Inyo/Los Angeles Standing Committee, scheduled for 1:30 in the afternoon, Thursday at the Elks Lodge in Bishop at 151 East Line Street.

davidnahai.jpgAfter the standing committee meeting, DWP General Manager David Nehai is slated to give a talk at the Methodist Church.

As part of their upcoming conference on climate change in the eastern sierra, staff at the White Mountain Research Station have organized a speech by Nahai on climate change and water resources. LADWPs strategy for adapting to changing climates and water resources is the subject of the speech, which is entitled Looking to the Future: A Climate Strategy for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

The talk is free and open to the public. It will be held Thursday night at 7:30 in the Methodist Church Hall at 205 North Fowler St. in Bishop.

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