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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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LADWP letter heats up ‘Talking Water Workshop’

By Deb Murphy Less than 24 hours before the Inyo County Board of Supervisors “Talking Water Workshop” Tuesday, ranchers were sent an e-mail from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power advising them their irrigation water would be curtailed Friday, May 1, just one month into the six-month irrigation season. The workshop was requested […]

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Water reality grim for Owens Valley ranchers

By Deb Murphy The numbers tell the story. The listing of Owens Valley water uses indicates a reduction across the board, but none as draconian as the 66-percent reduction in irrigation water provided to area agriculture, down from 49,000 acre-feet in a typical year to 16,500 acre-feet this runoff year. The numbers are included in the […]

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