The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has prevailed in the legal dispute over providing irrigation water to ranch leases in Long Valley and Little Round Valley, in Mono County.

An appeals court ruled LADWP is not mandated to provide irrigation water to several ranch leases covering 6,100 acres of LADWP land. Mono County and the Sierra Club sued LADWP in 2018 over planned elimination of irrigation water on the agricultural lands. That change in historic practices would take place without completing an environmental analysis of the impacts of such a move.  

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