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Rock Creek Basin, January 2023 photo by Chris Corsmeier

Last year resulted in the biggest snow year on record for LADWP with a final snowpack measurement of almost 300% of normal. Our hydrographers will begin their snow surveys starting Feb 1, 2024, for this water year. To view our full conditions report click the button below and make sure to be a subscriber to our LADWP in the Eastern Sierra news to receive information directly to your inbox.

Eastern Sierra Conditions Report


Mono Basin Restoration

To date, we have invested approximately $46M to meet the restoration goals outlined in D-1631, carrying out over 60 stream, fishery, and habitat restoration projects with more than 100 of our dedicated scientists, hydrographers, engineers, and specialists working year-round.

Thanks to the requirements that the State Water Resource Control Board established in 1994 and due to our significant investments, Mono Basin creeks have been restored, fisheries are thriving, and bird life has been enhanced while also raising lake levels.

Current Lake Level (01/02/2024):

6383.15 feet above sea level

Lake Level Rise: 3.16 feet

(since April 1, 2023)

Learn more at


LADWP Announces Eric Tillemans as LADWP Assistant Aqueduct Manager and Amir Mohammadi as LADWP Manager of Hydro and Renewable Generation for the Owens Valley

(December 20, 2023) – Eric Tillemans was selected as the next Assistant Aqueduct Manager for the LADWP Aqueduct Water Operations Division. Mr. Tillemans has 29 years of service with the department with 21 of those years working within the Aqueduct Operations. He has lived in the Owens Valley since he was two years old, graduating from Big Pine High School before attending the University of California, Davis to pursue a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. In his new role, Mr. Tillemans will oversee operations and construction for the aqueduct system and support day-to-day aqueduct functions. He will report directly to the Aqueduct Manager Adam Perez.

LADWP also announced Amir Mohammadi will take on the role as the new Manager of Hydro and Renewable Power Generation for the Owens Valley Power System Division managing the Owens Valley, Aqueduct, and Castaic plants, as well as the Pine Tree wind and solar farm. He reports directly to Jose Gutierrez, Power Supply Operations Division Manager for Hydro and Renewable Generation. Mr. Mohammadi previously served as the Plant Manager at LADWP’s Scattergood Generating Station in the Playa Del Rey area of Los Angeles, California. He has 16 years of service with the department. Mr. Mohammadi holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Northridge.

Lower Owens River Project 2023 Annual Report

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LADWP and the County of Inyo have released the Lower Owens River Project 2023 Draft Annual Report representing the completion of the sixteenth year of monitoring for the project. The draft report is available at

A public meeting will be held to discuss the draft report and provide the public and MOU parties the opportunity to offer comments on any LORP-related issues.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Inyo County Water Department, 135 South Jackson Street, Independence, CA. Participants can also join via zoom.


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Owens Valley School District Tours the Los Angeles Aqueduct Filtration Plant in Sylmar, CA

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Students pose in front of the Filtration Plant Administration Building with their shade balls, which help improve water quality.

High school students from the Owens Valley School District located in the Town of Independence, CA recently visited our Los Angeles Aqueduct Filtration Plant in Sylmar, CA as the first stop of their winter trip to Los Angeles sponsored by LADWP’s Adopt-A-School Program.

Students learned firsthand about the LADWP jobs critical in delivering water safely and sustainably to its customers.



LADWP Virtual Job Fair

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Save the date! Join us for the next one!

Our spring job fair event will take place in March 2024.

Job Openings

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Electric Distribution Mechanic Trainee
Electrical Distribution Mechanic Journey
Communications Electrician
Electric Station Operator
Systems Programmer


Systems Analyst
Electrical Engineering Drafting Tech
Electrical Mechanic


Jumpstart a Career in Power

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Thinking of a career in power? Consider taking this self-paced online course that introduces basic electrical concepts including charge, voltage, current, energy, and power. The class is free and open to anyone interested in pursuing a career in various electrical trades. Taking the course will also help participants meet the minimum requirements to apply for several positions at LADWP.



New Online Tools Available to Help You Take Control of Energy Use!


We launched new programs designed to help residential customers better understand and manage their home electricity and water use 24/7.

Our new Energy Advisor Tool helps you assess your home energy use. Answer a few questions and you will receive a comprehensive report on how to reduce energy consumption and save on your bill. The tool provides a home energy use calculator, bill analysis, energy forecasting, and savings tips.




While traveling in the mountains, stay alert to changing conditions and remember the red flags of increasing avalanche hazards.

  1. Recent avalanches
  2. Other signs of unstable snow such as cracking or collapsing
  3. Recent heavy snowfall
  4. Wind transported snow
  5. Rapidly rising temperatures and
  6. Persistent weak layers in the snowpack

Visit or Eastern Sierra Avalanche social feeds for more information.



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