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Progress on Black Rock 94

By Deb Murphy The Black Rock 94 dispute resolution has taken a few steps forward, but also a step or two back. Originally scheduled for a control burn of approximately 212 acres this winter, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power had to stop short because of high wind predictions. Those predictions proved all […]

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Letter to the editor: DWP view of Owens Valley debunked

by Daniel Pritchett, Bishop Last month James Yannotta wrote letter in which he asserted there were misconceptions about DWP management under the Inyo-LA Long Term Water Agreement (LTWA). Mr. Yannotta’s letter showed him to be a worthy successor to the previous LA Aqueduct Manager, Gene Coufal, as he recycled some of the same meaningless statements, […]

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Standing Committee meeting on old issues

One more aspect of LA’s confrontational tone? That’s what Inyo Water Director Bob Harrington suggested in a discussion of yet one more disagreement with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. It’s about salt cedar removal, part of the settlement over the Lower Owens River Project lawsuit. LA is resisting going ahead with the […]

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Inyo and LADWP quibble over pumps, environment

Some who attended Wednesday’s Standing Committee meeting of Inyo and Los Angeles officials concluded that the two parties really have very little agreement on water, groundwater pumping and the environment. After nearly five hours of meeting and talking, news emerged that the Standing Committee did not agree to reduce the water supply to McNally Ponds […]

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Insane water dealings

Albert Einstein reportedly once said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  Under that definition, Inyo officials fit the insanity category when it comes to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s annual pumping plan. Under the Long Term Water Agreement, LA comes up […]

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