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What’s all the commotion on the West Side of Independence?

All the Commotion on the West Side of Independence? You may have noticed CalFire trucks and lots of work going on behind the museum on the west side of Independence lately. This work is associated with the fire break project that the Independence Fire Safe Council notified Independence residents of via a mailer last month. […]

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Eastern Sierra Precipitation Conditions Get A Nice Bump

Rural Central and Southern Californians have a unique relationship with weather, or more precisely, a love-hate relationship. While folks in Los Angeles were hydroplaning down the freeway, the residents in the land of the Rain Shadow were trying to remember where they stored their chains while they performed their happy dances. But, the bottom line […]

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You Have Been Warned! Owens River Gorge Closed for Public Access August 3-9

PUBLIC ADVISED OF HIGH WATER LEVELS AND POTENTIAL SAFETY HAZARDS Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will release higher-than-normal water down the Owens River Gorge August 3-9, 2020, 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 […]

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Owens Valley Bird Festival flying in April

– Press release Lone Pine, CA – Each year in spring and fall Owens Lake, at the terminus of the Owens River near Lone Pine, CA, supports hundreds of thousands of shorebirds during their annual migrations between continents. Dried by drastic diversions to bring water to the people of Los Angeles, today dust mitigation and […]

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Letter to the editor: step up to the plate of water management

(This is a letter written by the Owens Valley Committee to the Inyo-LA Technical Group by OVC VP, Daniel Pritchett) Inyo-LA Technical Group C/O Bob Harrington Inyo County Water Department PO Box 337 Independence, CA 93526 C/O James Yannotta Los Angeles Department of Water and Power 300 Mandich St. Bishop, ca 93514 Dear Technical Group […]

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LADWP pumping plan is out

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has issued its Annual Operations Plan which includes groundwater pumping. In a letter to Inyo Water Director Bob Harrington, DWP Aqueduct Manager Jim Yannotta says DWP plans to pump between 36,920 and 47,930 acre feet in the first six months of the 2014-2015 runoff year. Yannotta says, […]

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Fire near 5 Bridges burns more than 100 acres

Saturday fire broke out in the Five Bridges area 5 miles northeast of Bishop. In such a dry year, fears came to the forefront that this fire could spread very rapidly. Units from all over the Eastern Sierra responded. At last word the fire had burned 113 acres and was expected to be contained Tuesday. […]

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Public passion against DWP’s solar ranch

When Los Angeles Department of Water and Power official, MichaelWebster, travelled to Independence to explain the City’s Solar Ranch project, he heard some angry and some frank comments against LADWP’s plans. The LA Times quoted Supervisor Jeff Griffiths as saying that the skills of the opposition are “unprecedented” and may be a rebirth of “historic […]

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LADWP will come to Inyo for solar talk

In early March, the Inyo Supervisors fretted over how to invite the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to come to a Board meeting to talk about their Solar Ranch project across from Manzanar. DWP has accepted, and someone will show up at the Board meeting on April 15th. During the March discussion over […]

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DWP power officials met privately with select few in Inyo

  Finally…Planning Officials from LADWP on SOVSR!  By Charles James On Thursday and Friday, two Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Planning Department officials visited selected groups in Inyo County from Lone Pine to Bishop. The groups included local chambers of commerce, school officials, tribal offices, the National Park Service and others to discuss […]

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