Aqueduct Operations

For over a century, LADWP has had a significant presence in the Owens Valley. Construction of the First Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913 and the second in 1970, have provided the majority of L.A.’s water supply historically from the Eastern Sierra.

LADWP operates a number of key facilities involved in delivering water and power safely and reliably to the City of Los Angeles, as well as to 6,000 electric customers in the Owens Valley, and directly employs nearly 350 people in the Eastern Sierra area. In addition to our water and power operations, construction and maintenance forces, LADWP administers leases and other land-use activities ranging from ranching and grazing to campgrounds and golf courses, and from local businesses to homes.

All information on Los Angeles Aqueduct Operations can be found by visiting our main website.


Eastern Sierra Current Precipitation Conditions

As of April 9, 2024:
24.5" of water content
109% normal to April 1


 projects & REPORTS

Bishop Training Facility and Construction Yard Project
LADWP is constructing a new multi-use training facility and constructing a new more functional and localized LADWP construction yard that will be located between Bishop Creek Canal, U.S. Highway 6, and Wye Road, Bishop, CA. The facilities will offer workforce development resources, provide indoor and outdoor spaces for construction and maintenance of typical LADWP water and power infrastructures, as well as foster community well-being and economic growth for the region.


North Haiwee Dam No. 2

North and South Haiwee Reservoirs are the southernmost Los Angeles Aqueduct reservoirs in Inyo County separated by Merritt Dam. Haiwee Reservoirs are approximately 5 miles south of the intersection of US-395 Highway and SR-190 and just east of US-395 Highway. Construction of North Haiwee Dam was completed in February 1913. The purpose of the Project is to contain the water in North Haiwee Reservoir in the event the existing North Haiwee Dam fails due to an earthquake.


Annual Water Quality Report Mountain View Trailer Court

The 2022 Drinking Water Quality Report for the Mountain View Trailer Court (MVTC) was prepared by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). This annual Drinking Water Quality Report (also known as a Consumer Confidence Report CCR) is required by the California State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water (SWRCB-DDW) and is prepared in accordance with their guidelines. The report provides information about drinking water at MVTC during the 2022 calendar year (January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022). Only those constituents that were detected are listed.

-2022 REPORT-