Owens River Gorge Closed for Public Access August 29-September 6

PUBLIC ADVISED OF HIGH WATER LEVELS AND POTENTIAL SAFETY HAZARD

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will release higher-than-normal water down the Owens River Gorge from August 29-September 6, 2022, in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Mono County. This channel maintenance will help improve fishery and wildlife habitat along the 10-mile stretch of river between the Upper Gorge Power Plant and Pleasant Valley Reservoir.

The public is advised to avoid the area due to hazardous conditions. No public access will be allowed within the Owens River Gorge from Long Valley Dam to the Control Gorge Power Plant.

High water levels with strong currents pose potential safety hazards that could result in personal injury and property damage. Please adhere to posted signs.

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