La Lake

Carrie Kahn from KPBS in San Diego reports on the settlement of an 80 year battle between residents of the Owens Valley and the City of Los Angeles. For years, after L.A. drained Owens Lake to send water to the growing city, high winds sweeping across the dry lake bed created toxic dust storms that made locals sick. After decades of deadlock, L.A. has agreed to surrender water back to Owens Valley to help cover the dry bed.



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