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7/29/2002 Request a copy of the LORP DEIR/S now
REQUEST YOUR COPY OF THE
LOWER OWENS RIVER PROJECT
DRAFT EIR/S NOW

The release of the Lower Owens River Project Draft Environmental Impact Report has been delayed multiple times, but not forgotten. Although the draft report still has not been released, you can add your name to the list of those waiting for a review copy and a chance to examine plans for the rewatering of sixty miles of the lower Owens River.

Please address LORP DEIR/S requests to Leah Kirk, Inyo County Water Department, 163 May Street, Bishop CA 93514, or to [inyowaterdept@telis.org]. By requesting a copy in advance, you'll not only see a copy sooner, but you'll also make life more livable for Inyo County's Water Department, which will need time to reproduce the hefty reports.

The Owens Valley Committee (www.ovcweb.org) and Sierra Club (Range of Light Water Committee) will be analyzing the DEIR/S and assisting people with their comments.

If you're frustrated by the delays, write the editor of your local newspaper, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors (P.O. Drawer N, Independence, CA 93526), the Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners (Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Room 1555 H, 15th floor, 111 North Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012), or your local representatives (see Take Action: Make Contact for a list of local addresses) to urge that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power produce the long-overdue draft environmental impact report.

More contacts:

Inyo County Water Department
163 May St.
Bishop, CA 93514
760.872.1168
inyowaterdept@telis.org
www.inyowater.org

Owens Valley Committee
Mike Prather 760.876.5807 (prather@qnet.com)
Mark Bagley 760.873.5326 (markbagley@qnet.com)



Contacts:  Mike Prather prather@qnet.com Phone: 760-876-5807