Owens Valley & Owens Lake, CA




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The Owens Valley Committee (OVC)
The OVC is a party to the 1997 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to the EIR of the 1991 Inyo-LA Long Term Water Agreement.


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Fotocards courtesy of the Rich McCutchan Archives unless otherwise indicated
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Owens Lake, CA
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Owens Lake, CA
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Grading on the Owens Valley Electric Railway in Bishop - Inyo County
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Owens Valley circa 1924
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Owens Valley circa 1930
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Owens Valley circa 1930
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Cerro Gordo to Owens Valley tram circa 1930

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Roading construction in Owens Valley (probably the El Camino Sierra)
with Owens Lake in the background
(Photo courtesy of Hal Eaton)

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The El Camino Sierra along the eastern flank of the Sierra Nevada
(Photo courtesy of Hal Eaton)

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Owens Lake photo from "Men, Medicine & Water" by friends of the LACMA Library
Photos were taken by Raymond G. Taylor, M.D. on the occasion of the construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct
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Owens Lake near the middle - 1909

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Pittsburg Plate Glass Company plant on the western shores of Owens Lake
(Inyo County Sesquicentennial photo)

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Pittsburg Plate Glass Company plant on the western shores of Owens Lake
(Photo courtesy of Ray DeLea)

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Sherman Stevens charcoal kilns on the western shores of Owens Lake
(Photo courtesy of David Woodruff)

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Owens Lake
(Photo courtesy of eBay)

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Soda Ash operations on Owens Lake over the decades.

California Alkali Company: 1917-1932
Clark Chemical Company: 1927-1928
Inyo Development Company: 1887-1920
Inyo Chemical Company: 1917-1932
Permanente Metals Corporation: 1947 - 1950
Natural Soda Products Company: 1915-1952
Pacific Alkali Company / Columbia-Southern Chemical Corporation: 1928 to present .

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Owens Lake Land Use

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Soda Ash Industry of Owens Lake - 1959
by Mineral Information Service


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Eastern Sierra Committments and Issues - 2006
by Los Angeles DWP

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Owens Lake Soda Ash Company
Soda Ash Mining and Processing Project - 1994

by County of Inyo Planning Department
California State Lands Commission
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management


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Owens Valley Land Management Plan - 2010
by Los Angeles DWP

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The Development and Decline of Agriculture in Owens Valley
by Peter Vorster

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Dust mitigation efforts on Owens Lake, Owens Valley, CA
(Los Angeles Times photo)
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Alkali dust cloud coming off of Owens Lake, Owens Valley, CA
(Brian Russell photo)

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Owens Lake photo from the Water Resources Archives - Orbach Science Library
On the occasion of the construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct
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Owens Lake - November 1906

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Owens Lake - August 1969
(Photo courtesy of Ray DeLea)

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