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OVC drops out of Owens Lake planning group

May 29, 2013

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has continued meeting with the Owens Lake Master Planning Committee to refine its Lake Master Plan. The Owens Valley Committee is the only member to have dropped out of the group because it does not support the plan. Photo courtesy Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District

As the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power continues refining its Owens Lake Master Plan with the aid of members of the Lake Master Planning Committee, one long-time committee member has called it quits.
The Owens Valley Committee, which has been a member of the Owens Lake Master Planning Committee since its inception, announced earlier this month that it cannot support the LADWP’s plan, and will not be participating in any further committee meetings to work on the plan.
The LADWP created the Owens Lake Master Planning Committee in 2010 in an effort to develop a long-term plan for the dry lake bed that would prevent dust impacts to local communities while maintaining wildlife habitat.
(Read more in the Thursday, May 30, 2013 edition of The Inyo Register.)

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