The century old dispute between Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and ranchers in the eastern Sierras has begun anew now that the LADWP is turning off the taps to the same people they swindled the water away from a hundred years earlier. LADWP blames climate change, ranchers are fighting back with a lawsuit; we’ll be right there in the middle to get both takes while also talking to a historian to understand how it got this way – and how it gave way to the city of Los Angeles.
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