12/31/2006 Lower Owens River water release ceremony
December 6 (Wednesday) Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will release water into the dry Lower Owens River channel.Taking place at the aqueduct 'intake' 15 miles north of Independence and 2 miles east, this event will begin the flows that were agreed to by Los Angeles in the 1997 MOU with the Owens Valley Committee and Sierra Club. Flows were originally to have begun in June 2003 so excitement is running high for the long-awaited moment. The ceremony will be from 11AM to noon.

Contacts:  Mike Prather Phone: 760.876.5807