On October 27, 2010, the City of Los Angeles, Department of Water and Power (Los Angeles) filed two identical petitions with the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) requesting approval of temporary urgency changes to Licenses 10191 and 10192 pursuant to California Water Code section 1435. The petitions request that the State Water Board allow Los Angeles to temporarily deviate from requirements in Decision 1631 and WR Orders 98-05 and 98-07. Los Angeles submitted a Mono Basin One-ear Temporary Operation Plan (Operation Plan) that outlines implementation of new stream flow recommendations.
The proposed temporary changes in Rush and Lee Vining Creek instream flows from those required under Decision 1631 and Order 98-05, and other changes as proposed in the Operation Plan are intended to further the recovery of the trout populations and stream ecosystem in the Mono Basin. This will assure maintenance of public trust resources.