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Tumbleweeds piling up in West Bishop

By Deb Murphy Marc Bandini and his neighbors in West Bishop have a problem, one that started last fall but continues every time the wind kicks up. Bandini lives on Tumbleweed Rd.; the problem, ironically, are tumbleweeds, gathering in dense masses against fences that separate homes from a grazing lease, jumping into yards, dancing down […]

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City of Bishop wells still untouched by drought

Although rumors in Bishop indicated water problems with the City of Bishop Well #1, Public Works Director Dave Grah said that well “has always been troubled” with high flouride levels and is only used in emergencies as a stand-by. Grah said the two production wells for City customers are fine. Concerns grew for all well […]

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Water Department investigates dry wells

In a memo that takes a preliminary look at wells that dried up in West Bishop, Inyo Water Director Bob Harrington concluded at the end of December that “the recent declines in the water table are due to lack of recharge from surface water conveyances.”  (See memo: http://www.inyowater.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/W407-memo.pdf That initial conclusion leads to concerns over dry […]

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Well driller comments on West Bishop

As we have reported, the groundwater table has dropped below a half dozen or so homeowners’ wells in West Bishop and one community well. With what appears to be ongoing drought, concerns have heightened. Some wonder if the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has pumped too much or if management of Bishop Creek […]

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West Bishop wells run dry

Reports are now out that a number of private wells in West Bishop neighborhoods have dried up. Residents, alarmed at these developments, are questioning why after 50 years, in some cases, are their wells suddenly dry? At Tuesday’s Inyo Supervisors meeting, Water Director Bob Harrington told Board members, some of whom knew about the dry […]

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