Letter to the Editor: Stand up for our water

groundwater-pumpbp-1WATER: You never miss the water till the well goes dry.

On February 7th at 1:00 p.m. in the County Administrative Center in Independence is an Inyo County/Los Angeles Standing Committee meeting.  If you are concerned with the water problems in the Owens Valley plan to attend and let our Supervisors, the Inyo County Water Commission, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Commission know you are interested. It is time to become involved.  Yes there is a Long Term Water Agreement between Inyo and L.A., but is it being implemented and adhered to by both parties with the intent of the stipulation?  The aquifer under our valley is in danger as are all lakes, rivers, streams, ditches, ponds, vegetation, wildlife, recreation areas, grazing areas, and now even employment.  Hope to see you in Independence on the 7th and at other meetings that have to do with the Owens Valley water even if the water rights do belong to Los Angeles.   If unable to attend at least contact your representative let them know your concerns.  Daris Moxley, Bishop

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andy
andy
8 years ago

How do you know that the aquafier is in danger?

Yaney LA MacIver
Yaney LA MacIver
8 years ago

Please see about the new head of the DWP: http://www.scpr.org/news/2014/01/30/41906/anaheim-city-manager-marcie-edwards-nominated-to-r/ My comments on this: What are her views about weaning LA off the Owens Valley? What will she do about all the water that runs to the sea from LA? How about the pollution in the LA River? If cleaned… Read more »

enoughalready
enoughalready
8 years ago

I sure hope at this point she knows that L.A. is not dependent on Owens Valley rainfall. L.A. is dependent on the Sierra Nevada snowpack. Do you really think that this new boss will be any different than the old boss? I’m pretty sure she comes out of the same… Read more »

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago

Ah, the nonsense that people cling to. I suggest you read “The Control of Nature” by John McPhee for a vivid account of LAs flood control system. Very little water in the LA region watershed gets to the ocean. Nearly all is impounded behind the many “flood control” dams in… Read more »

Water Moccasin
Water Moccasin
8 years ago

Guess you never seen the LA River and Ballona Creek during a big storm filled to the brim. There is a reason LA has swift water rescue teams.

Russ Monroe
Russ Monroe
8 years ago

Ah, the bold face lies some pseudonyms think they can get away with! I only have 50 years experience with the San Gabriel river delta. My first apartment was at First and Ocean in Seal Beach, overlooking the river. I owned a business there for a decade. In the last… Read more »

It's My Water
It's My Water
8 years ago

Don’t Worry Ken!!!!! I have been watering my lawns all week.

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
8 years ago

Good news everybody — the drought is over. We got a half an inch last night. No worries. Water those lawns….

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

Why is this meeting at !:00pm in Indy? That pretty much shuts out all people that work for a living. DWP must love this timing. By the way, I strongly believe DWP has more to do with the Bishop water shortage than the drought.

Philip Anaya
Philip Anaya
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Whether you are self employed or working for someone I suggest calling in sick of the DWP and going to Indy on the 7th. The Agenda for the meeting is not yet posted on the Inyo County Water Dept web site but know that there is a public comment period… Read more »

friends of cash
friends of cash
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

this is exactly what they did during the so called “travel management.” Meetings at 1 in the afternoon, then complained about low turnout. LOL

Dumb