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Dust Buster

DUST BUSTER

A remote California lake, turned into a near wasteland by a long-ago water grab, is reconstructed on the strength of an unusual cooperative effort. Among the beneficiaries: thousands of migrating birds.

 

Water fro the Los Angeles aqueduct gushes out of the pipes to fill the dry lakebed.

Photo: Photograph by Rosalie Winard

DUST BUSTER

A remote California lake, turned into a near wasteland by a long-ago water grab, is reconstructed on the strength of an unusual cooperative effort. Among the beneficiaries: thousands of migrating birds.

 

A flock of American avocets.

Photo: Photograph by Rosalie Winard

DUST BUSTER

A remote California lake, turned into a near wasteland by a long-ago water grab, is reconstructed on the strength of an unusual cooperative effort. Among the beneficiaries: thousands of migrating birds.

 

A front yard art in Keeler, California. A small town bordering Owen's Lake, it was once a bustling mining and railroad town of 2,000. Now around 50 residents live there.

Photo: Photograph by Rosalie Winard

DUST BUSTER

A remote California lake, turned into a near wasteland by a long-ago water grab, is reconstructed on the strength of an unusual cooperative effort. Among the beneficiaries: thousands of migrating birds.

 

Owens River water flows into lake wetlands.

Photo: Photograph by Rosalie Winard

DUST BUSTER

A remote California lake, turned into a near wasteland by a long-ago water grab, is reconstructed on the strength of an unusual cooperative effort. Among the beneficiaries: thousands of migrating birds.

 

California Gulls lounging around a sprinkler head in the south end of Owen's Lake.

Photo: Photograph by Rosalie Winard

DUST BUSTER

A remote California lake, turned into a near wasteland by a long-ago water grab, is reconstructed on the strength of an unusual cooperative effort. Among the beneficiaries: thousands of migrating birds.

 

An American avocet and western sandpipers along the shore of Owen's Lake.

Photo: Photograph by Rosalie Winard

DUST BUSTER

A remote California lake, turned into a near wasteland by a long-ago water grab, is reconstructed on the strength of an unusual cooperative effort. Among the beneficiaries: thousands of migrating birds.

 

LADWP water pumps in the Owens Lake dust control project.

Photo: Photograph by Rosalie Winard

DUST BUSTER

A remote California lake, turned into a near wasteland by a long-ago water grab, is reconstructed on the strength of an unusual cooperative effort. Among the beneficiaries: thousands of migrating birds.

 

Keeler, California use to be bustling mining and railroad town of 2,000. Now around 50 residents live there.

Photo: Photograph by Rosalie Winard

DUST BUSTER

A remote California lake, turned into a near wasteland by a long-ago water grab, is reconstructed on the strength of an unusual cooperative effort. Among the beneficiaries: thousands of migrating birds.

 

Owens Lake, at the base of the Inyo Mountains, covers nearly 100 square miles. The lakebed is crisscrossed by a grid of driveable dikes that hide hundreds of miles of pipeline.

Photo: Photograph by Rosalie Winard

DUST BUSTER

A remote California lake, turned into a near wasteland by a long-ago water grab, is reconstructed on the strength of an unusual cooperative effort. Among the beneficiaries: thousands of migrating birds.

 

A pair of eared grebes.

Photo: Photograph by Rosalie Winard