LADWP news release
After a wet winter, the Eastern Sierra snowpack measured 171% of normal on April 1, 2019. LADWP is committed to maximizing the beneficial use of runoff water to the fullest extent and by considering the demands of the overall water system, which include customer needs, hydroelectric generation and spreading water to meet LADWP’s environmental commitments.
LADWP is working hand-in-hand with Inyo County officials to be prepared for this year’s high runoff that is proven to be a long runoff season requiring extra management. All agencies are patrolling waterways around the clock. LADWP crews are primarily working on maintaining capacity within the system by cleaning sand traps, canals and other waterways and getting the areas ready for the water.
LADWP will be issuing public notices on water spreading activities throughout the summer months and early fall, and working closely with Inyo County, Bishop Police Department, Cal-Trans, Southern California Edison, and other appropriate entities as needed.
Below is the latest information on water spreading efforts:
RUNOFF MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES
As of July 14, 2019:
Total estimated volume to date (AF)
Pleasant Valley Reservoir to Tinemaha Reservoir
Upper McNally Canals – 9,739 AF
Lower McNally Canals – 9,546 AF
Big Pine Canal–3,388 AF
Arkansas Flat (Bishop) – 1,027 AF
Tinemaha Reservoir to Haiwee Reservoir
Red Mountain Creek – 1,188 AF
Tinemaha Creek – 972 AF
Hogback Creek – 1,085 AF
Georges Creek – 1,939 AF
Bairs Creek – 947 AF
Shepherds Creek – 1,907 AF
Symmes Creek – 761 AF
Pinyon Creek – 1,317 AF
Indy Creek – 1,975 AF
Oak Creek – 2,353 AF
Thibaut Creek – 41 AF
Black Canyon Creek – 269 AF
Division Creek – 390 AF
Goodale Creek – 1,027 AF
Taboose Creek – 1,709 AF
Sawmill Creek (Alluvial Fans) – 208 AF
All agencies encourage safe and responsible recreation and are urging for recreation on calmer waters.
For further information or to make a report please call LADWP Water Operations at 760-872-1104.