LADWP Prepares to Close Tinemaha Dam


BIG PINE, CA (May 10, 2023) – Starting Monday, May 15, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will close access to Tinemeha Dam and the Owens River immediately below the reservoir. The closure is due to active construction work at the dam site and also, as a safety precaution due to extremely high flows in the area below the Tinemaha Reservoir.


Due to the potential for high water flows during the warmer months, LADWP advises the public to exercise caution and follow posted safety signs when recreating near waterways in the Eastern Sierra this year. Check for updates on road and flood conditions before making travel plans. The following resources are available:

LADWP will also be providing regular updates on its water spreading and management efforts via To receive LADWP in the Eastern Sierra news and updates directly in your inbox, subscribe at the link.

(From Los Angeles Department of Water and Power)

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