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.
A flock of American avocets.
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.
Owens River water flows into lake wetlands.
California Gulls lounging around a sprinkler head in the south end of Owen's Lake.
An American avocet and western sandpipers along the shore of Owen's Lake.
LADWP water pumps in the Owens Lake dust control project.
Keeler, California use to be bustling mining and railroad town of 2,000. Now around 50 residents live there.
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.
A pair of eared grebes.
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