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Bishop Creek water users: ‘Work, suffer together’

By Deb Murphy Mark Lacey asked that area ranchers and West Bishop residents “work together and suffer together.” Steve Stevens anticipated that request and is working toward a system that would equitably distribute the reduced flows out of the Bishop Creek drainage through the irrigation season. At issue is a 23-percent reduction in irrigation allocations […]

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West Bishop once more dry

Landscape season has mostly faded away, and the mood of homeowners in West Bishop has mostly faded too along with the water that flows down Bishop Creek from the upper lakes. Empty ponds in front yards, as one man put it, are ugly and the state of water flow is depressing. Rocky Baker, board member […]

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No help for lakes or West Bishop

According to the President of the Bishop Creek Water Association, Southern California Edison has refused to hold back water in the upper lakes this summer because the Department of Water and Power won’t give Edison a letter saying it’s okay to do so. President Steve Stevens had told us that the Water Association Board had […]

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Water practices revealed

In what many called a “rancorous meeting” at times, members and observers of the Bishop Creek Water Association sat down in the Bishop High School Library Tuesday night to hash out the low water situation this year. A retired Southern California Edison hydrographer also shed considerable light on past practices which he said had helped […]

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