Desertification As Usual: Groundwater Management Under The Inyo-LA Long Term Water Agreement

Note: The article below was written in 2005. In 2013 only a few edits were necessary. The problems discussed have only worsened since the article was first posted. Also see our Blackrock and Symmes Disaster pages or our groundwater brochure [PDF] Introduction  Figure 2. This pedestal sports living sprigs of meadow bunchgrass, Sporobolus airoides, in this photo taken in 2007. The … Read more

A Brief Overview: Recent Owens Valley Water History and OVC

Note: In 2008, Inyo County Water Department posted a far more extensive 1902-2007 chronology of events in Owens Valley water history than our overview. If you’d like to see it, click here: In 1902, to open more western land to settlement and irrigation, Congress created the United States Reclamation Service. The Owens Valley in eastern California was … Read more