LutzP

LutzP

Posted on 02/01/2014


Photo taken on February  1, 2014



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California
East of Sierra
USA
1980
Mountains
Owens Valley


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Dry Owens Lake and High Sierra, March 1980 (315°)

Dry Owens Lake and High Sierra, March 1980 (315°)
Owens Lake is a mostly dry lake in the Owens Valley on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada in Inyo County, California. It is located about 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Lone Pine, California. Unlike most dry lakes in the Basin and Range Province that have been dry for thousands of years, Owens held significant water until 1924. Much of the Owens River was diverted into the Los Angeles Aqueduct, causing Owens Lake to desiccate. Today, some of the flow of the river has been restored, and the lake now contains some water. Nevertheless, in 2013, it is the largest single source of dust pollution in the United States.

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Maria Mickle
Maria Mickle
pitoreske !
4 years ago.
LutzP has replied to Maria Mickle
Thanks Maria.
4 years ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs travels)
Don Barrett (aka DBs…
Thank you for adding this to the Environmental Commentary group, and look forward to more.
4 years ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs travels)
Don Barrett (aka DBs…
I was just by there and saw a lot of activity out on the lake bed, I'm guessing related to trying to reduce the dust storms. Will get those pictures posted in a few weeks.
4 years ago.
LutzP has replied to Don Barrett (aka DBs…
... interesting, looking forward to your pics!

Greets, Lutz
4 years ago.