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LADWP Prepares to Close Tinemaha Reservoir

May 10, 2023 (LOS ANGELES) – Starting Thursday, May 15, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will close the Tinemeha Reservoir in the Owens Valley as a safety precaution due to extremely high water flows from this year’s record snowpack in the Eastern Sierras.


Due to the potential for high water flows during the warmer months, LADWP advises the public to exercise caution and follow posted safety signs when recreating near waterways in the Eastern Sierra this year. Check for updates on road and flood conditions before making travel plans. The following resources are available:

LADWP will also be providing regular updates on its water spreading and management efforts via To receive LADWP in the Eastern Sierra news and updates directly in your inbox, subscribe at the link.

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