Owens Lake Master Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Document Title
Owens Lake Master Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation
Present Land Use
LUD: Natural Resources

Document Description
LADWP is currently managing the implementation of the Owens Lake Dust Mitigation Program to reduce emissions of particulate matter less than or equal to 10 microns in diameter (PM10) to meet state and federal air quality standards. The OLDMP is operated in compliance with Agreements with the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (GBUAPCD) under the authority of California Health and Safety Code Sec. 42316, legal settlement agreements with GBUAPCD, lease agreements for use of state lands (administered by the California State Lands Commission), and other regulatory approvals. For over 12 years, LADWP has primarily relied on shallow flooding at Owens Lake to control PM10, which has resulted in the use of as much as 80,500 acre feet of water from the Los Angeles Aqueduct each year for dust control. As part of the Master Project, LADWP intends to use less aqueduct water for dust suppression at Owens Lake. In doing so, LADWP can enhance water supply reliability by making aqueduct water available for other beneficial uses.

Contact Information
Julie Van Wagner
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
111 North Hope Street, Room 1044
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone : (213) 367-5295


36°26'13"N 118°0'3"W
Total Acres
State Highways
SR 136, 190, US 395
Other Location Info
Lone Pine

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Dust Mitigation)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Water Supply
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board California Department of Boating and Waterways California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 (Inyo & Mono Region) Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 6 (Victorville) Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water Caltrans, District 9 State Lands Commission
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