LORP River Summit

**This summit is for MOU parties only.  The public is not invited until a meeting in December.  This according to Jim Yannotta, DWP manager.

Boating through the tules.  Photo by Frank Colver

Boating through the tules. Photo by Frank Colver

Press Release from the Owens Valley Committee  –

Ecosystem Sciences, consultants for the Lower Owens River Project (LORP), recently released an agenda for a three-day “LORP River Summit” to start at 8:00 am Tuesday July 29 at the multipurpose room of the DWP office in Bishop. The first day will include sessions on the historic/legal background of the LORP, interpretations by the MOU parties of the MOU and EIR goals; current LORP ecologic and hydrologic conditions, and successes and failures of adaptive management.

The second day will be a LORP field trip. The third day will include a facilitated discussion of future management and a session on potential changes to the MOU and LORP EIR.   The Owens Valley Committee invites the public to observe the proceedings on July 29 and July 31. Space will be limited, so those interested should arrive promptly to get a seat.

More information: ovcweb.org

 

 

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BobK
BobK
7 years ago

There was never a “lot” of water, but enough to sustain a fishery and wildlife, including Deer Beavers, Mink, a herd of Elk and many other birds and animals, and yes…Mosquitos. Don’t get me wrong, the flows now are so much more and better for everything that uses it. I… Read more »

BobK
BobK
7 years ago

Benett Your boots have been in the wrong places all of these years. Salblaster is correct. I have fished for Bass, Bluegill and Bdullfrogs from T-bo South to Lone Pine since the early 70’s. I’m surprised that you didn’t know you had all of that water practically in your back… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
7 years ago
Reply to  BobK

I don’t hunt or fish, but if there has been so much water why was there a “re-watering of the Lower Owens River”?
BK

salblaster
salblaster
7 years ago

there seem to be a few misleading statements with philip anaya’s post. it’s true the diversion at aberdeen did dry up a stretch of around 12 miles of the owens river from the aberdeen diversion to mazurka canyon road, however the river from mazurka rd. to the mouth of the… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
7 years ago
Reply to  salblaster

I have lived here 40 years and have done boots on the ground. Have not seen all the water you’re claiming is flowing out there, especially before the LORP project. Benett Kessler

Philip Anaya
Philip Anaya
7 years ago
Reply to  salblaster

With the respect for wisdom of local knowledge and history Sal’s comments are appreciated. With that said, the effort of the LORP that implies a “River Runs Thru It” means to me that the waters of the Owens River that begin with the flow from Fish Springs end up in… Read more »

Philip Anaya
Philip Anaya
7 years ago

Is it rolling Bob ? In 1913 or so the LADWP diverted all of the water from the Owens River at the Aberdeen Diversion . The River died and with it all of the life forms , fish, insects, birds, plants. microscopic life forms dead. You may not know all… Read more »

Bob
Bob
7 years ago

Look like a good place to get attacked by mosquitos

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
7 years ago
Reply to  Bob

Wow! No kidding. You could go anemic from blood loss.