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The Owens Valley Groundwater Authority board took the bulk of last week’s meeting discussing the addition of members within a format established in the Joint Powers Agreement that all members signed nearly three years ago. The thorny topic: adding a representatives from area tribes, mutual water companies and what are defined as interested parties. Ken […]

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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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Walking Water – second phase

Press releases Owens Lake, CA: In 2015, the first phase of Walking Water began among towering Jeffery Pines at Lee Vining Creek and concluded within the vast dry lakebed of Owens Lake. To mark the beginning of the second phase of Walking Water a roundtable discussion was held on Thursday, September 22nd with panelists from […]

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Fundraisers this weekend for Owens Valley Committee

Press release “The Detectives and the Valley: From Sam Spade to Chinatown” Everybody is invited to the Owens Valley Committee’s annual Fundraiser. This year the Owens Valley Committee joins Inyo County in celebrating Inyo’s Sesquicentennial year. Learn more about Inyo’s water history: May 14, 2016 – 7 pm Lone Pine Film History Museum and May […]

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OVC, Sierra Club call for dispute resolution with LADWP

By Deb Murphy The issue of incomplete mitigation projects has reached critical mass with the Owens Valley Committee and Sierra Club. The two organizations have asked for a dispute resolution meeting of the partners in the 1997 Memorandum of Understanding, setting a March 15 date. The request follows protocol set up by the MOU when […]

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Letter: LADWP and new well construction

The following letter was submitted by Daniel Pritchett: As a board member of the Owens Valley Committee (OVC), I was interested to read the recent (10/10/15) OpEd (attributed to Jim Yannotta) defending DWP’s program for new well construction.  The OpEd pointed out: 1) DWP is investing in various techniques to reduce demand for imported water […]

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Press release from Manzanar Committee, Owens Valley Committee on solar projects

– Press release LOS ANGELES — In a joint statement on August 3, the Manzanar Committee and the Owens Valley Committee (OVC) announced that two industrial-scale solar energy projects that would have had adverse impacts on California’s Owens Valley and the Manzanar National Historic Site have been delayed indefinitely. On March 12, 2015, the Los […]

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OVC: DWP hurting ranchers hurts Owens Valley

– Letter to the Editor submitted by the Owens Valley Committee The Owens Valley Committee met Wednesday to discuss short-term solutions for getting water to the valley’s ranchers.  The group called this emergency meeting in reaction to Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s letter of April 27, which notified valley ranchers they’d be cut […]

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Owens Valley Committee social event, fundraiser

– Press release The Owens Valley Committee invites you to its annual social event, lecture, and fundraiser on Sunday, April 26, 2015.  The gathering will take place from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Mountain Light Gallery, 106 Main Street in Bishop. Special guest Bruce Embrey of the Manzanar Committee will be speaking on this […]

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