Volume 9 | April 2023

Community Newsletter

Please Recreate Responsibly Around Waterways!

Due to the epic wet winter and record-breaking snowpack, high water flows are expected in various locations throughout Inyo County this spring and summer. LADWP has placed signs advising the public of high flows in the Owens River. We recommend enjoying calmer waterways at locations such as the city of Bishop’ swimming pool, Diaz Lake, Klondike Lake, and Mill Pond.

Safety tips for you and your family

  • Read and follow warning signs – these signs are there for your safety!
  • Keep a safe distance from rivers and stream banks - extreme erosion can compromise rivers and stream banks.
  • Stay on established trails or developed areas.
  • Please keep children close and dogs leashed while near moving water.
  • Avoid slippery rocks and logs.
  • Never enter waterways that are upstream from a waterfall.
  • Stay up to date on local conditions.

LADWP Aqueduct Operations

LADWP Crew in Action: Storm Repair

Due to the severe storms last month, LADWP’s Aqueduct Division activated its Water Operations Emergency Response Plan on March 10. A crew of about 75 LADWP personnel worked around the clock making repairs to the seven damaged panels in a lined, uncovered concrete section of the Los Angeles Aqueduct (LAA) north of the Haiwee Complex, two miles south of the town of Olancha.


Runoff & Spreading Reports

LADWP is working closely with Inyo County and other agency partners for this year’s high runoff season requiring extra management. We will post public updates on run off activities throughout the summer months. To receive LADWP in the Eastern Sierra updates, please ensure you are signed up for our community news.


Final Snow Survey Confirms Wettest Year in Recorded History

April 1, 2023

55.3% water content

296 percent of normal for April 1

April 1 Mono Lake Elevation Measurement

6,379.99 feet


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Crowley Lake Trout Opener

As everyone works to manage this year's snowpack and runoff, please continue to check the Crowley Lake Fish Camp website for the latest information on the opener.

LADWP quagga mussel boat inspections will be held at Crowley Lake this year. Dates and times will be announced based on current weather conditions.



Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day Sierra Celebration

Saturday, April 22


Annual Owens Lake Bird Festival

April 21-22


10th Annual Lone Pine Tribal Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 30, 8 AM - 12 PM


Lower Owens River Annual Clean-Up

POSTPONED - November 4, 2023

Owens Valley School District High School Visits Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA was the destination for Owens Valley School District (OVSD) high school's spring trip. The first two stops on their five-day trip were to LADWP's Power Plant 1 facility and the La Kretz Innovation Campus.

The trip was made possible through the LADWP Adopt A School program, where employees collaborate with local Owens Valley school districts to provide presentations on STEM topics and career development opportunities.

photos by Chris Corsmeier


Now Accepting Applications for the LADWP - Inyo County Office of Education 2023 Career & Technical Education Scholarship

Calling all high school students in Inyo County interested in pursuing a certificate, training, or degree in a skilled labor trade. Now accepting applicants for a $4,000 scholarship from LADWP and the Inyo County Office of Education.

View application for eligibility requirements.

photos by Chris Corsmeier


Spring Job Fair

Weren't able to join us on March 16? Visit ladwpeasternsierra.com/jobs to download the presentations.


Job Openings


Electric Distribution Mechanic Trainee

Electrical Distribution Mechanic Journey Level


Systems Analyst (04/21/23)

Maintenance and Construction Helper (06/09/23)

Electrical Mechanic (06/30/23)


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.

Ways to Save on your LADWP Energy Bill

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Federal funds available for income-qualified households – up to $3,000 through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) with no impact to other benefits and public charge determinations. Benefit amounts may vary. Learn how to apply & contact your local service provider today: ladwp.com/LIHEAP

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DYK? LADWP income-qualified customers can apply and save money on their utility bills. And, become eligible to receive even more savings through other programs. No proof of income documents needed to apply for EZ-SAVE. Check your eligibility and apply today at ladwp.com/EZSAVE.



Next month is national water safety month and here are more 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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