The Owens Valley Committee

We watch the water

Welcome to the OVC Website

The Owens Valley Committee is a non-profit (501c3) organization seeking just and sustainable management of Owens Valley land and water resources. We envision a valley in which existing open space is protected, historic land uses sustained, and depleted groundwater reserves and surface water flows restored as Los Angeles phases out its dependence on Owens Valley water.

The OVC is a party to the 1997 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to the EIR of the 1991 Inyo-LA Long Term Water Agreement.

Coming entirely new OVC website in late 2015!

ACTION ITEM: Oppose new DWP wells in Owens Valley!


Owens Valley Committee
PO Box 77
Bishop, CA 93515

Click the new OVC logo (below) to view the new OVC promotional video!

Southern California's unquenchable thirst affects rural northern California as well as Owens Valley. OVC supports the work of the AquAlliance to protect the northern Sacramento River watershed.

Inyo County Water Calendar

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News (Click listing for details, go to News for more listings, or download our most recent newsletter

2/15/2014   March 22, 2014 OVC fund raising event to feature Bill Powers
1/18/2014   OVC elects Board of Directors for 2014
6/11/2013   OVC newsletter available
5/26/2013   OVC leaves Owens Lake Planning Committee
5/16/2013   Eden Interrupted: Historical perspectives on Owens Valley agriculture
4/14/2013   DWP's Marty Adams to again speak to Inyo Supervisors
4/7/2013   OVC story on KCET
4/3/2013   DWP abandons Owens Lake Master Plan negotiations
2/18/2013   Comments on dust control measures DEIR due March 18, 2013
2/8/2013   Idle No More picketing of LA Aqueduct Centennial commemoration

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