Revegetation Program

iyw_cottonwoodA 1991 environmental impact report describes groundwater management in the Owens Valley before and following adoption of the Inyo/Los Angeles Water Agreement. The EIR identifies approximately 1,300 acres of Los Angeles land in the Owens Valley that were adversely affected by Los Angeles Department of Water and Power groundwater and surface water management. The EIR requires that these lands be revegetated with plant species native to the valley.

The Inyo County Water Department and LADWP cooperatively developed a long-term plan to accomplish the EIR’s revegetation requirements. In 1998, the Water Department and LADWP took the initial steps set out in the Revegetation Plan.