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River Summit attendees ‘optimistic’

August 4, 2014

Dr. Duncan Patten (c) talks with Inyo County Water Department Director Dr. Bob Harrington (r) during the tour of the Lower Owens River Project, held July 30, between River Summit meetings. Patten has worked on rivers all over the West, most notably the Colorado River. Photo by Mike Prather

The River Summit ended at noon last Thursday with what some attendees emerging from the two-and-a-half day meeting described as “cautious optimism,” an over-used phrase but possibly the best outcome from the divergent groups invited or required to attend.
“We have to be really smart in the way we do this,” said Owens Valley Committee President Mary Roper. “We can make this work; we just have to keep an eye on the goal.”

For the full story, read the Tuesday, Aug. 5 edition of The Inyo Register.

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