This timeline details the economic, social, and environmental impact that the Los Angeles Aqueduct had on the Owens Valley. It begins in the 19th century with the Paiute who lived in the valley, and covers local opposition to the aqueduct and attempts to sabotage it in the 1920s, controversial land sales, depletion of the valley water table, dust at the dry Owens Lake bed, the impact of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on the region, the second aqueduct and Mono Lake, the 1991 long-term water agreement, and mitigation efforts including dust control at Owens Lake and the Lower Owens River Project. The material is drawn from Stringfellow's There It Is—Take It! project.
Owens Valley and the Aqueduct
Kim Stringfellow is an artist and educator in Joshua Tree, California. She teaches multimedia and photography courses at San Diego State University as an associate professor in the School of Art, Design, and Art History and is an editor of ARID: A Journal of Desert Art, Design and Ecology.
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Kim Stringfellow; Owens Valley and the Aqueduct. Boom 1 September 2013; 3 (3): 50–59. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.3.50
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