Tag Archives | Marty Adams


Update from Standing Committee meeting

Numbers and locations have been thrown out since Monday’s Tech Group meeting, but the final decision on how to provide adequate irrigation for Owens Valley agriculture was postponed at Thursday’s Standing Committee meeting. Farmers and ranchers will have to wait until June 4 to know how many cuts they’ll get from their alfalfa fields, how […]

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LADWP reports water use down in December

– Press release from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Tuesday reported its latest water conservation metrics showing that its customers used 20.9% less water in December than they did in the previous year; residential water use was down to 61.5 […]

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OVC Leaves OV Planning Committee

– Following is a press release from the Owens Valley Committee: The Owens Valley Committee (OVC) has finally given up on the Owens Lake Planning Committee. In the morning session of the Planning Committee meeting of May 15, 2013, DWP’s Marty Adams said, “It’s a lot to ask of anyone to continue to work with […]

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APCD, LADWP court update

According to the Los Angeles Daily Journal, a U.S. District judge in Fresno could issue an opinion “any day” on whether or not to dismiss the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power lawsuit against the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and others. Originally, LADWP filed suit against not only the APCD but […]

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LADWP demands hit Owens Lake Master Plan meeting

More than 40 people from many agencies, environmental groups and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power recently met in Bishop at the new Tallman Pavillion. The group is the Owens Lake Master Plan Committee. At that meeting, LADWP released what many perceived as an ultimatum that looked like a back-door effort to erode […]

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LADWP pulls leases under dry lake air monitors

They’re still doing it. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has, for decades, used its land ownership to manipulate life in the Owens Valley. The latest DWP maneuver cancels leases for land under three of the Air Pollution Control District’s Owens Dry Lake air monitors. LADWP doesn’t like what the air monitors are […]

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