Volume 5 | April 2022
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The Eastern Sierra is an enjoyable place because of the wide-open spaces. LADWP keeps the majority of the land open to the public for visitors and residents to enjoy hiking on endless trails, catch fish in Crowley Lake or other open waters, and even rock climb vertical walls in the Owens Gorge.

Stay in the know on upcoming boat launch inspections, lake reports, and facility update by checking our LADWP in the Eastern Sierra dedicated site.
Protecting the Environment
Help the Owens River Corridor Recover After Airport Fire
Approximately 4,000 acres of LADWP property along the Owens River from Bishop to Big Pine burned in the wind-driven Airport Fire in February. We need your help picking up trash that was previously hidden by vegetation, and we urge members of the public to avoid undeveloped areas from East Line Street to Warm Springs Road in the Artesian Springs area in order to help protect the Owens River riparian corridor. Remember to stay on existing roads, avoid driving and parking on the blackened burn areas, and only recreate in developed areas while the land heals. Thank you for protecting this beautiful landscape for all to enjoy!
Mammoth Lakes Recreation Tangle Free Waters Program
Boater on Convict Lake during fall.
Help us reduce the amount of discarded monofilament fishing line from Eastern Sierra lakes, rivers, and creeks. As a partner of this program, we are supporting the installation of Tangle Free Waters stations and signage across Mono County and parts of Inyo County. Interested in getting involved as a volunteer? A volunteer commitment to weekly servicing of your chosen Tangle Free Waters station will ensure that facilities are in good working order, and that deposited line is collected in a timely manner and sent off for recycling. In exchange volunteers will receive name placement on their station signage; name, profile picture, and hyperlink on the Tangle Free Waters webpage; and inclusion in Mammoth Lakes Recreation’s annual report.
Eastern Sierra Precipitation Conditions
April 7, 2022
5.8% water content
26-percent of normal for April 1

April 1 Mono Lake Elevation Measurement
6,379.92 feet
Trout Fishing Opener April 30
Crowley Lake Boat Launch Information
Trout Fishing Opener is Saturday, April 30th. Gates will open at the South and North Landing for Campers (first come, first served) on Thursday, April 28th.
To keep our water safe from the spread of invasive quagga mussels, all boats entering Crowley Lake will be inspected. Boats showing signs of contamination, or found to contain any water or debris that could harbor mussels will not be allowed to launch into Crowley Lake. Boats that have tags from last season 2021, do not need to be re-inspected as long as the original tag has not been broken or tampered with. Inspections begin weekend of April 22.
Protect Sensitive Meadow Habitat:
North Landing Rd Closed March 1-April 25
Vehicular traffic from the public will be prohibited during this time to limit potential disturbance during the prime breeding season for Greater Sage-Grouse, a sensitive species. LADWP reminds the public that from March 1 to April 25 North Landing Road north of Crowley Lake Reservoir is closed. The closure will be lifted in time for the Fishing Opener on April 26. 
sign that reads Please Stay on Trail You Are in Bi-State Sage-Grouse Habitat Protect Sensitive Meadow Habitat
Celebrate Earth Day
Lower Owens River Annual Clean-Up
Saturday, April 23, 8 AM - 12 PM

Annual Owens Lake Bird Festival
April 23-24

9th Annual Lone Pine Tribal Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 30, 8 AM - 12 PM
Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce Power Lunch
In celebration of Earth Day, we are sponsoring a Power Lunch on initiatives and actions in the region focused on protecting and preserving environmental resources. Hear from our Aqueduct Manager, Adam Perez, Mammoth Lakes Recreation, and High Sierra Energy Foundation on all our efforts around stewardship. 
Virtual Job Fair
LADWP working on aqueduct construction project. Employee climbing down ladder with equipment
Application Openings

 System Programmer (4/15/22)
 Load Dispatcher (5/20/2022)
 Electrical Mechanic (7/1/22)
 Hydrographer (7/8/22)

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Jumpstart a Career in Power
Thinking of a career in power? Consider taking this self-paced online course that introduces basic electrical concepts including charge, voltage, current, energy, and power. The class is free and open to anyone interested in pursuing a career in various electrical trades. Taking the course will also help participants meet the minimum requirements to apply for several positions at LADWP.
The EZ-SAVE Low Income Customer Assistance Program (formerly known as the Low Income Discount Program) offers income-qualified residential customers with a discount to help save on their power bills.

Who is eligible?
Eligible customers meet the household income requirements. As of September 1, 2021, new applicants and applicants recertifying enrollment do not need to provide proof of income documentation with their applications. To learn more visit www.ladwp.com/ezsave.
Next month is national water safety month and here are some tips to remember when recreating in or near water.
  • Keep an Eye Out. The number one safety tip is to supervise your kids around any kind of water – from the beach to the bathtub
  • Know how and when to administer CPR
  • Swim in designated areas
  • Always swim with a buddy
  • If you go boating, wear a life jacket

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