California drought: LADWP’s Owens Valley pumping might suffer without snowpack runoff

KPCC: A possible consequence of another dry winter in California: the water supplies Los Angeles can take from Inyo County may be limited. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has oversight of the water it derives from the area. Today, it releases its plan for pumping groundwater out of the Owens Valley over the next six months. In wet times -- as in the winter of 2011-2012 -- about a quarter of the L.A.'s water supply can come from Owens Valley's below ground reservoirs. But the city's......

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