9/29/2006 Five events for September
This September offers a veritable well of water-related events and meetings, from court hearings and water lectures to a visit by muralist John Pugh. Scroll down to peruse our September event sampler.

Thursday, September 7, 2006

Court hearing, 10 a.m., Independence, CA
Judge Cooper will hold a hearing on the Sierra Club Lower Owens River Project (LORP) Environmental Impact Report lawsuit to determine whether or not the LORP Supplemental EIR adequately addressed impacts to the transition to brine pool area south of the Owens River Delta.  (Under LADWP's proposed plan, flows to the area would be drastically reduced.) The hearing is scheduled for 10:00 am at the Department 2 courtroom. That location is not in the main courthouse building.  It is a couple of blocks south and east of the courthouse at 345 S. Clay St. (from US 395 turn east on Pavilion St. and go down to Clay St. The courtroom is on the corner of Pavilion and Clay in Independence).

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Slide show and talk by muralist John Pugh, 3-5 p.m., Inyo Mono Title Company, Bishop, California.
Muralist John Pugh, creator of the eloquent mural "The Drain" and other much-admired artwork, will speak about his work and present his new book, The Murals of John Pugh. The show will be at the Inyo Mono Title Company in the Park Place Conference Room at 873 N Main Street in Bishop. ("The Drain" can be seen just to the south of West Line Street.)

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Monday, September 11, 2006

Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District regular meeting of the governing board, 11 a.m., Mammoth Lakes, CA

Among several other items, the agenda includes further discussion of the April 4, 2006 modified directive from the Air Pollution Control Officer to the City of Los Angeles regarding implementation of additional dust control measures at Owens Lake in order to meet federal PM10 standards. The meeting will be at the town of Mammoth Lake council chambers, 437 Old Mammoth Road, Suite Z (Minaret shopping center) in Mammoth Lakes.

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Wednesday, September 13

"What's all the fuss about groundwater pumping?" 7 p.m., Bishop, CA

Daniel Pritchett, CNPS conservation chair, speaks before the Eastern Sierra Audubon Society about groundwater pumping and management in the Owens Valley and what management means for meadows. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. at White Mountain Research Station (3 miles east of Bishop on East Line Street).

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Inyo County/Los Angeles Technical Group meeting, 10 a.m., Bishop, CA

The Inyo County/Los Angeles Technical Group meets again in the LADWP multi-purpose room at 300 Mandich Street in Bishop at 10 a.m. On the agenda will likely be an ongoing discussion of how to revise the Green Book, a technical appendix to the Inyo-Los Angeles Long Term Water Agreement that describes and defines the methods by which Inyo and Los Angeles will monitor vegetation and water table levels in Inyo County and how management should change in response to changes in monitored vegetation and/or water tables.

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