In response to the extremely high, potentially life-threatening temperatures expected this weekend, local officials have collaborated to have âcooling centersâ and other disaster relief services at the ready.
Working on the effort are Inyo County Sheriffâs Department, Health and Human Services and the office of County Administrator Kevin Carunchio, the county disaster services coordinator.
Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power have reached an agreement on how to control dust on the Keeler Dunes and one of the last stretches of Owens Lake targeted for dust control.
An agreement that was approved this week by both the LADWP and Great Basin will allow Los Angeles to work around certain culturally-sensitive sites identified within the Phase 7a dust mitigation project. The LADWP and Great Basin will determine if and how dust will be mitigated in areas containing Native American artifacts at a later date.