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The Inyo/LA Water Agreement Standing Committee is meeting next Wednesday, May 26, 2021

  The Standing Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 26. For details, please use the following link provided for the Webinar: Webex Events (classic) Event number: 187 862 0528 Event Password: 1234 The Inyo/Los Angeles Standing Committee and Technical Group were created through a 1982 Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the County. The Inyo/Los Angeles Water Agreement […]

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Inyo County strikes back over pumping test

By Deb Murphy The Inyo County Board of Supervisors has filed a temporary restraining order, stopping the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power from flipping the on-switch to Well 385R’s pump test. In addition, the Board has initiated litigation against the department to keep the pump off. The decision was made at Tuesday’s closed […]

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LADWP files negative declaration for Five Bridges pump test

By Deb Murphy The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s controversial Five Bridges’ wells are back in the spotlight. Last month, the department filed its Initial Study and Negative Declaration for a two-month monitoring test of W385R. The comment period ends October 23. Inyo’s Water Department is still reviewing the Initial Study. The Owens […]

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Big Piners comment on uses for recycled-water project

By Deb Murphy Driving range, woodlot irrigation, dog park and campground greening were just a few of the suggestions residents of Big Pine came up with for potential uses of recycled water at a July 12th workshop. Inyo County’s Water Department secured a $267,000 grant to cover a feasibility study through the state Department of […]

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More dire news on Inyo County water

By Deb Murphy Owens Valley wet leases will have their water allotments cut by 66 percent this run-off year, an unprecedented number during an unprecedented drought. “There just isn’t any water,” Inyo County Water Department Director Bob Harrington told the Board of Supervisors at its April 21 meeting. Estimated run-off is at 36 percent of […]

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River recreation plan goes public

The long anticipated draft version of the LORP Recreation Use Plan is now available on the Lower Owens River website (lowerowensriver.org). The plan will be presented to the public by recreation design firm MIG, on Friday, February 24. The plan was designed to balance the needs to protect the recovering ecosystem, respect traditional values and […]

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