Hello Fellow Neghborhood Council Leader & Stakeholders:
(1) L A has a new water war: keeping its supply from Mono Basin. On our side: almost every important local water agency. On the other side: the common California Seagull (yellow-green legs and a black ring at the tip of its beak).
The state water board could halt *ALL* Los Angeles Water deliveries from Mono Basin. Interest groups have claimed an "ecological emergency" to protect seagulls (which are not an endangered species).
Mono Lake is above the level needed to protect their nesting island, which is over 700 feet from the shore. An abundant snow pack (230 percent of normal) assures the lake will rise further this spring. LADWP is in compliance with its state agreement to preserve Mono Lake. The claimed 'emergency' does not match the facts.
California's current drought is extreme. Los Angeles cannot easily make up for the loss of its lowest-cost and cleanest water because both the Colorado River and the State Water Project are in crisis.
Below is information provided by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, including two different "talking points" you might use in a public comment to the State Water Resources Conbtrol Board (SWRCB).
Please email a public comment to [email protected] before *4:00 pm* on Friday, March 17, 2023.
Los Angeles Times article, February 19, 2023:
State Water Board's Mono Lake Basin Information Page:
(2) If you have an interest in all matters regarding our city water and power, including green energy, recycling and capturing local water, and water and power RATES, please ask to join a new email list. It will generate a few emails each month. We will NOT be using the 'board list' for frequent communications on DWP news, meetings, and issues.
Please send a brief email request with your name and neighborhood to:
Subject Line: NCDWP LIST
To: Stephanie Spicer <[email protected]>
Cc: Tony Wilkinson <[email protected]>, Jack Humphreville <[email protected]
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