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LADWP wants to deny water to McNally Ponds

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, accused of an accelerated search for every drop of water in the Eastern Sierra, now does not want to put water into the McNally ponds which is a required enhancement/mitigation project in Laws north of Bishop. The Inyo Water Commission recommends that the Inyo Supervisors support supplying […]

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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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Water Director questions DWP’s pumping plan

Inyo County officials call the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s proposed pumping plans for this year vague, uninformative and in violation of the Long Term Water Agreement.  Inyo has asked for changes, but will LADWP ignore those requests as usual? Inyo Water Director Bob Harrington has laid out Inyo’s problems with LADWP’s pumping […]

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Inyo fears over LADWP pumping plan

Uneasy.  That’s how Inyo officials feel about the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power groundwater pumping plan.  For the first time, LADWP has proposed pumping in a wide range of acre feet with no one specific number.  The Inyo Supervisors instructed their water director to express these concerns to LADWP in an official response […]

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Arbitration: Bad news, good news for Inyo

Recently, Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power were fighting over fighting – an apt phrase for the two entities’ relationship.  In this case, Inyo County had disagreed with LADWP’s pumping plan last year.  Then, LA disagreed with how Inyo proposed to disagree over the pumping plan.  The whole procedural issue […]

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New run-off year arrives with pumping questions

The new water run-off year arrived on Sunday.  Now the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will soon issue a run-off forecast for the year.  After that, DWP will give Inyo County a proposed pumping plan.  Many  expect a clash over how much LA should take out of the underground this dry year. Inyo […]

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Inyo-DWP clash over pumps

This year’s Department of Water and Power Pumping Plan will take 8400 acre feet more than the Inyo Supervisors wanted.  At one point the Board asked DWP to reduce its 91,000 acre foot pumping plan by 8400 acre feet in the Thibaut and Aberdeen wellfields.  DWP said fine but they would add that same amount […]

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LADWP refuses to reduce pumping, insists on backwards procedure

At a recent meeting of the Inyo-Los Angeles Standing Committee, DWP officials made it clear that they do not want to reduce groundwater pumping and that they will argue illogical procedures to drag out the process. At their meeting, officials dealt with two issues.  Inyo Supervisors took the position that pumping should be reduced by […]

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