2/15/2002 LADWP distances itself from its own consultant regarding Drought Recovery Policy
In a letter to the editor of the Inyo Register of 2/14/02, Mr Gene Coufal (Manager of the LADWP Aqueduct Business Group) wrote that the LADWP had "not yet offered any opinion as to the validity of the work done by MWH [Montgomery Watson Harza] or the conclusions of the DRP (Drought Recovery Policy) Evaluation Report they produced." Because LADWP had commissioned MWH's evaluation of the DRP and sponsored its presentation to the Technical Group, the Inyo County Water Commission, and the Inyo County Supervisors, it had been widely thought that MWH's evaluation represented LADWP's interpretation of the DRP. Mr Coufal's comments suggest LADWP may be realizing what is clear to everyone who has heard MWH's presentation: that MWH's policy interpretation is fatally flawed and should be put out of its misery as soon as possible.
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