Owens lake re-irrigation, California, USA

Owens lake re-irrigation, California, USA

C021/1736 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.1MB

Downloadable file size: 3.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Re-irrigation of Owens lake, California, USA. These water pumps are designed to re-irrigate the lake. In 1936, the lake was completely drained by the Owens river aqueduct to supply water the growing city of Los Angeles.Since then, the dry alkaline sediment of the lake bed has caused sandstorms of carcinogenic particles that pose a health hazard to surrounding areas. Re-irrigation of the lake is an effort to mitigate the damage caused by these storms.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: alkali, alkaline, america, american, arid, california, carcinogenic, conservation, desert, diversion, dry, dry lake, dust, ecology, environment, health hazard, ladwp, lake, lake bed, mitigate, mitigation, no-one, nobody, north america, owens lake, owens valley, pollution, rewater, rewatering, salt, sprinkler, united states, usa, water, water project, water use

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.