Public Advised of High Water Levels and Potential Safety Hazards
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will release higher-than-normal water
down the Owens River Gorge August 3-9, 2020, in cooperation with the California Department
of Fish and Wildlife and Mono County. This channel maintenance will help improve fishery and
wildlife habitat along the 10-mile stretch of river between the Upper Gorge Power Plant and
Pleasant Valley Reservoir.
The public is advised to avoid the area, and no public access will be allowed within the Owens
River Gorge from Long Valley Dam to the Control Gorge Power Plant.
High water levels with strong currents pose potential safety hazards that could result in
personal injury and property damage. Please adhere to posted signs.
Real time data on flow levels are available online:
LADWP personnel will monitor the area.
For more information or to make a report please contact:
Water Operations: Eric Tillemans 760-873-0256
Communications & Public Affairs: Jessica Johnson
(213) 271-3369 | firstname.lastname@example.org