LADWP EASTERN SIERRA REGION WATER SPREADING REPORT – AS OF AUGUST 18, 2019

After a wet winter, the Eastern Sierra snowpack measured 171% of normal on April 1, 2019. LADWP is committed to maximizing the beneficial use of runoff water to the fullest extent and by considering the demands of the overall water system, which include customer needs, hydroelectric generation and spreading water to meet LADWP’s environmental commitments.

LADWP is working hand-in-hand with Inyo County officials to be prepared for this year’s high runoff that is proven to be a long runoff season requiring extra management. All agencies are patrolling waterways around the clock. LADWP crews are primarily working on maintaining capacity within the system by cleaning sand traps, canals and other waterways and getting the areas ready for the water.

LADWP will be issuing public notices on water spreading activities throughout the summer months and early fall, and working closely with Inyo County, Bishop Police Department,
Cal-Trans, Southern California Edison, and other appropriate entities as needed.

Below is the latest information on water spreading efforts:

RUNOFF MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES
As of August 18, 2019:

WATER SPREADING
Total estimated volume to date (AF)
1 AF = 326,000 gallons
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Pleasant Valley Reservoir to Tinemaha Reservoir

Upper McNally Canals – 12,652 AF

Lower McNally Canals – 12,786 AF

Big Pine Canal–5,147 AF

Arkansas Flat (Bishop) – 1,685 AF

Tinemaha Reservoir to Haiwee Reservoir

Red Mountain Creek – 1,816AF

Tinemaha Creek – 1,961AF

Hogback Creek – 1,397 AF

Georges Creek – 2,810 AF

Bairs Creek – 1,239 AF

Shepherds Creek – 2,998 AF

Symmes Creek – 1,019 AF

Pinyon Creek – 1,321 AF

Indy Creek – 2,264 AF

Oak Creek – 3,307 AF

Thibaut Creek – 41 AF

Black Canyon Creek – 400AF

Division Creek –708 AF

Goodale Creek – 1,329 AF

Taboose Creek – 2,579 AF

Sawmill Creek (Alluvial Fans) – 300 AF

 

All agencies encourage safe and responsible recreation and are urging for recreation on calmer waters.
For further information or to make a report please call
LADWP Water Operations at 760-872-1104.

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