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Welcome to our reading room. See also related links, and print and film.

OVC Newsletters:

fall 2015
fall 2014
fall 2013
spring 2013
winter 2012
fall 2010
summer 2009
winter 2008/09
summer 2008
fall 2007
spring 2007
summer/fall 2006
winter/spring 2006
winter/spring 2005

2007 OVC groundwater brochure

OVC’s lawsuit (with the Sierra Club) and Judge Cooper’s historic decision which compelled DWP to implement the Lower Owens River Project (LORP) in accordance with the terms of the LTWA and MOU:

Even after water was flowing in the lower Owens river, further litigation was required to get a LORP Ecosystem Management Plan which complied with the provisions of the 1997 Memorandum of Understanding, especially with respect to monitoring and adaptive management of the lower Owens River. Final court briefs in this case were filed in June 2009:

2010 CEQA Litigation regarding groundwater pumping for the Blackrock fish rearing facility:

  • Petition for a Writ of Mandate against the Calfornia Department of Fish and Game challenging the adequacy of DFG’s Hatchery and Stocking Program EIR.

Read the March 22, 2016 speech by Greg James, former Director of the Inyo County Water Department and former Inyo County Counsel, given on the steps of the Inyo County Courthouse during the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the County of Inyo: