Tag Archives | Owens River

Bishop Chamber of Commerce

53rd Annual Blake Jones Trout Derby Postponed…Again

After careful consideration, the Board of Directors to the Bishop Chamber of Commerce has decided to postpone the Blake Jones Trout Derby that was slated for March 13th, 2021. Historically, the derby draws nearly 1,000 anglers from near and far to fish Pleasant Valley Reservoir and the Owens River near Bishop. Since large gatherings may […]

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52nd BLAKE JONES TROUT DERBY SET FOR MARCH 14th IN BISHOP

Tawni Thomson, Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau sent Sierra Wave Media Alt 92.5 this information on Blake Jones: The 2020 Blake Jones Trout Derby is set for Saturday, March 14 th in Bishop, California. Since 1968, the event has been a favorite tradition for Eastern Sierra locals and visitors alike. This year […]

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Owens River

Owens River Annual Clean Up in Bishop, Saturday, February 8th.

The Owens River Annual Clean Up in Bishop, California is scheduled for Saturday, February 8th. Meet 800am, Pleasant Valley Campground at the metal footbridge. Bring gloves. Be prepared to help clean up as much of the river as we can. Bring family and friends! The more people, the cleaner the river! Coffee and baked goods […]

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SierraWave.net

LADWP repairs will mean high-water flow in the Owens River

Inyo County news release The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will be performing emergency repair work on the Control Gorge Power Plant beginning June 26th, with a projected completion date of September 5th. Water being released from the Crowley Reservoir will enter the Owens River at the Middle Gorge Power Plant and flow downstream through […]

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flooding

The 2017 spring runoff has ‘officially begun’

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release The anticipated heavy spring runoff has officially begun in the Owens Valley. Creeks and streams have already been flowing at high capacities and the Owens River is running full and extremely fast. Due to debris and fast moving water, officials warn that river floating should be avoided, and instead […]

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SierraWave.net

Diploids back in area fisheries next year

By Deb Murphy After six years of stocking non-breeding (triploids) trout and following inter-departmental discussions, the California Department of Fish and Game will begin raising and stocking little breeders (diploids) in the Owens River and Mono Lake basins next spring. CDF&W started stocking only sterile trout, statewide, in 2011 in response to lawsuits and an […]

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SierraWave.net

GSA formation moves forward, slowly

By Deb Murphy Representatives from water agencies tapping into the Owens River groundwater basin gathered last Thursday for a second workshop on California’s mandate to achieve groundwater sustainability. The two biggest questions, however, remain unanswered: what role can the 12 private mutual water companies play in the formation of a Groundwater Sustainability Agency and is […]

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SierraWave.net

Letter: ‘Locally sourced water’

Letter to the Editor – Submitted by Daniel Pritchett Just a century ago, Owens Lake was a spectacular inland sea, teeming with life. After DWP reduced Owens Valley to a colony and dried the lake, its bed became the largest source of health-threatening dust in the nation. To mitigate the dust, DWP has been forced […]

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Watershed Project presentation on Saturday

– Press release from Eastern California Museum: The largest river restoration project in the nation is underway in the Owens Valley, and one group has been observing the project’s progress for the past 11 years. Beginning with collecting baseline data from a dry riverbed, the river watchers then waded into a flowing river to continue […]

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