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Owens Valley is the arid ranching valley of the Owens River in southeastern California in the United States. The valley is approximately 75 mi (120 km) long, trending north-south, and is bounded by the Sierra Nevada on the west and the Inyo and White Mountains on the east. The mountains on either side (including Mount Whitney) reach above 14,000 ft (4,300 m) in elevation, while the floor of the Owens Valley is at 4000 ft (1,200 m), making the valley one of the deepest in the United States. The bed of Owens Lake, now a dry alkali flat, sits on the southern end of the valley. The valley provides water to the Los Angeles Aqueduct, the source of one-third the drinking water for Los Angeles, and is famous as the scene of one of the fiercest and long-running episodes of the California Water Wars. Owens Valley The Owens River is a river in eastern California in the United States, approximately 120 mi (193 km) long. ... Eastern California is not a well-defined term. ... The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range that is almost entirely in the eastern portion of the U.S. state of California. ... The Inyo Mountains The Inyo Mountains are a short mountain range east of the Sierra Nevada mountains in eastern California in the United States. ... The White Mountains along the east side of the Owens Valley The White Mountains of California are a small mountain range that runs along the eastern side of the upper Owens Valley, just across from the Sierra Nevada. ... Mount Whitney is the highest point in the contiguous United States at elevation 14,505 feet (4,421 meters). ... There are two Los Angeles Aqueducts--the original Los Angeles Aqueduct was designed by William Mulholland (an Irish immigrant who became a self-taught engineer and head of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power) and completed in 1913 to deliver water from the Owens River to the city... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1,290. ... The California Water Wars was a struggle between Los Angeles, California and people living elsewhere (including the Owens Valley) over water rights. ...


Historical events in Owens Valley inspired aspects of the film Chinatown. Chinatown is a 1974 film directed by Roman Polanski. ...

Owens River from Bishop Tuff tableland.
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Owens River from Bishop Tuff tableland.
Owens Valley
Owens Valley
Owens Valley, Alabama Hills, and Owens Lake seen from Whitney Portal Road, west of Lone Pine, CA
Owens Valley, Alabama Hills, and Owens Lake seen from Whitney Portal Road, west of Lone Pine, CA

The Owens Valley stretches from Haiwee Reservoir in the south to the Sherwin Summit in the north (just north of the town of Bishop). Other towns in the Owens Valley include Lone Pine, Independence and Big Pine. The major road in the valley is U.S. Highway 395. Image taken in June 2003 by Daniel Mayer. ... Image taken in June 2003 by Daniel Mayer. ... Owens Valley The Owens River is a river in eastern California in the United States, approximately 120 mi (193 km) long. ... The Bishop Tuff is located in the Owens Valley, southeast of Mammoth Lakes, California. ... Owens Valley © 2004 Matthew Trump File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Owens Valley © 2004 Matthew Trump File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 590 KB) The Owens Valley, Alabama Hills, and Owens Lake from the Whitney Portal road about 7500 MSL. Photo by Mike Teague June 2005. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 590 KB) The Owens Valley, Alabama Hills, and Owens Lake from the Whitney Portal road about 7500 MSL. Photo by Mike Teague June 2005. ... Characteristic rocks of the Alabama Hills The Alabama Hills are a range of hills in the Owens Valley of California, near Lone Pine, California. ... Lone Pine is a census-designated place located in Inyo County, California. ... Sherwin summit is a mountain pass on U.S. Highway 395. ... Bishop is a city located in Inyo County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,575. ... Lone Pine is a census-designated place located in Inyo County, California. ... Big Pine is a census-designated place located in Inyo County, California. ... MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION POSTMILE I-15 CA SBD 0. ...

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Geology

Beginning about 3 million years ago, the Sierra Nevada and White Mountains fault systems became active with repeated episodes of slip earthquakes gradually producing the impressive relief of the eastern Sierra Nevada and White Mountain escarpments that bound the northern Owens Valley-Mono Basin region. An earthquake is a phenomenon that results from and is powered by the sudden release of stored energy in the crust that propagates seismic waves. ... In geology, an escarpment is a transition zone between different physiogeographic provinces that involves an elevation differential, often involving high cliffs. ... The Mono Basin is an endorheic basin located East of Yosemite National Park in California, United States. ...


Owens Valley is a graben: a downdropped block of land between two vertical faults. Owens Valley is the westernmost graben in the Basin and Range Province. USGS image A graben is a depressed block of land bordered by parallel faults. ... Basin and Range index map - USGS The Basin and Range Province is a particular type of topography that covers much of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico that is typified by elongate north-south trending arid valleys bounded by mountain ranges which also bound adjacent valleys. ...


The western flank of much of the valley has large moraines coming off the Sierra Nevada. These unsorted piles of rock, boulders and dust were bulldozed to where they are by glaciers during the last ice age. An excellent example of a moraine is on California Highway 168 as it climbs into Buttermilk Country. Moraine at Mono Lake, California, United States Moraines clearly seen on a side glacier of the Gorner Glacier, Zermatt, Switzerland. ... A glacier is a large, long-lasting river of ice that is formed on land and moves in response to gravity and undergoes internal deformation. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ... State Route 168 is a state highway in California, USA, which is separated into three distinct segments, in part by the Sierra Nevada mountains. ...


This graben was formed by a long series of earthquakes, such as the 1872 Lone Pine earthquake, that have moved the graben down and helped move the Sierra Nevada up. The graben is in fact much larger than the depth of the valley infers; gravity studies suggest that 10,000 feet (3 km) of sedimentary rock mostly fills the graben and that a very steep escarpment is buried under the western length of the valley. The topmost part of this escarpment is exposed at Alabama Hills. Lone Pine fault scarp The Great Lone Pine earthquake was one of the largest earthquakes to hit California in recorded history. ... Gravity is a force of attraction that acts between bodies that have mass. ... Two types of sedimentary rock: limey shale overlaid by limestone. ... In geology, an escarpment is a transition zone between different physiogeographic provinces that involves an elevation differential, often involving high cliffs. ... Characteristic rocks of the Alabama Hills The Alabama Hills are a range of hills in the Owens Valley of California, near Lone Pine, California. ...


See also: Inyo and Mono Craters. Small versions of the Devils Postpile, can be found, for example, by Little Lake. One of the Mono craters: an excellent example of a rhyolite dome. ... The longer fragments of basalt at the base of the cliff can be larger than a person. ...


History

The Sierra Nevada casts the valley in a rain shadow, which makes Owens Valley "the land of little rain". // A rain shadow (or more accurately, precipitation shadow) is a dry region on the surface of the Earth that is leeward or behind a mountain with respect to the prevailing wind direction. ...


The valley was inhabited in late prehistoric times by the Timbisha (also called Panamint or Koso) in the extreme south end around Owens Lake and by the Eastern Mono (also called Owens Valley Paiute) in the central and northern portions of the valley. The Timbisha speak a Uto-Aztecan language related to Shoshoni and Comanche. The Eastern Mono speak a dialect of the Mono language which is also Uto-Aztecan, but is more closely related to Northern Paiute. The Timbisha presently live in Death Valley at Furnace Creek although most families also have summer homes in the Lone Pine colony. The Eastern Mono live in several colonies from Lone Pine to Bishop. dh;ofehoooooooooovi;ovhid;hvsaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhw;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;iah;oooooooooo fio;a This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... The Uto-Aztecan languages are a Native American language family. ... Shoshone is a Native American language spoken by the Shoshone people. ... The Comanche language is a member of the Numic branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family. ... The Mono language (also Monachi) is an Native American, Uto-Aztecan language of the Mono Indians (Shoshonean) of east-central California that is nearly extinct in the modern day. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Death Valley and Panamint Range For other uses, see Death Valley (disambiguation). ... Furnace Creek is a census-designated place located in Inyo County, California. ... Lone Pine is a census-designated place located in Inyo County, California. ... Bishop is a city located in Inyo County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,575. ...


During World War II a Japanese American Internment camp operated in the valley at Manzanar near Independence, California. Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... Jerome War Relocation Center in Jerome, Arkansas Japanese American Internment refers to the forced removal of approximately 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans (62 percent of whom were United States citizens)[1][2] from the West Coast of the United States during World War II. While approximately 10,000 were... Manzanar, California. ... Independence is a census-designated place and the county seat of Inyo County, California. ...


California Water Wars

See main article: California Water Wars The California Water Wars was a struggle between Los Angeles, California and people living elsewhere (including the Owens Valley) over water rights. ...


In the early 20th century the valley became the scene of a struggle between local residents and the city of Los Angeles over water rights. William Mulholland, superintendent of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) planned the 223 mile (359 km) Los Angeles Aqueduct, completed in 1913, which diverted water from the Owens River. Much of the water rights were acquired through subterfuge, with purchases splitting water cooperatives and pitting neighbors against each other. The purchases led to anger among local farmers, which erupted in violence in 1924, when parts of the water system were sabotaged by local farmers. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... William Mulholland (1855–1935) was a prominent and influential water-services engineer in Southern California. ... Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is the largest municipal utility in the United States, serving 3. ... There are two Los Angeles Aqueducts--the original Los Angeles Aqueduct was designed by William Mulholland (an Irish immigrant who became a self-taught engineer and head of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power) and completed in 1913 to deliver water from the Owens River to the city... 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Eventually Los Angeles acquired a large fraction of the water rights to over 300,000 acres (1,200 km²) of land in the valley such that inflows to Owens Lake were almost completely diverted. The lake subsequently dried up completely, leaving the present alkali flat which plagues the southern valley with alkali dust storms.


In 1970, LADWP completed a second aqueduct from Owens Valley. More surface water was diverted and groundwater was pumped to feed the aqueduct. Owens Valley springs and seeps dried and disappeared, and groundwater-dependent vegetation began to die. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ...


Years of litigation followed. In 1997, Inyo County, Los Angeles, the Owens Valley Committee, the Sierra Club, and other concerned parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding that specified terms by which the lower Owens River would be rewatered by June 2003. LADWP missed this deadline and was sued again. Under another settlement, this time including the State of California, Los Angeles promised to rewater the lower Owens River by September 2005. As of February 2005, LADWP announced it was unlikely to meet this extended deadline. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A memorandum of understanding (MOU) is a legal document describing an agreement between parties. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... February 2005 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → Pope John Paul II is taken to a hospital suffering from a serious case of influenza. ...


In July 2004, Los Angeles mayor James Hahn proposed barring all future development on its Owens Valley holdings, by proposing a conservation easement for all LADWP land. As of October, 2004, Inyo County officials seem to be resisting the offer of the easement [1], perhaps due to the prior history of mistrust over LADWP actions. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Kenneth Jim Hahn (born July 3, 1950) is an American politician from the Democratic Party. ... In the United States, a conservation easement is an easement — a transfer of usage rights — which creates a legally enforceable land preservation agreement between a landowner and a municipality or a qualified land protection organization (often called a land trust), for the purposes of conservation. ... Inyo County is a county located in east-central California, on the east side of the Sierra Nevada south of Yosemite National Park. ...


One of the earliest American explorers in the area reported over "ten thousand acres [40 km²] of fine grass", but today, visitors are hard pressed to find verdant meadows. While most local residents place the blame on LADWP's aqueduct and groundwater pumping programs, the situation is not that simple. Throughout the Western United States, sagebrush, greasewood, and other woody shrubs are replacing grasslands through the process of ecological succession, and the Owens Valley is no different. Due to factors such as fire suppression, grazing patterns, and generally changing climate patterns, woody shrubs are certain to overtake grasses and weeds. To restore the valley to grassland, land management practices must be reversed. Secondary succession: trees are colonizing uncultivated fields and meadows. ...

Owens Valley, and the Sierra Escarpment
Owens Valley, and the Sierra Escarpment

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2359x600, 309 KB) Owens Valley, California, and the eastern escarpment of the Sierra Nevada mountains, looking southwest from the Inyo Mountains near Harkless Flat. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2359x600, 309 KB) Owens Valley, California, and the eastern escarpment of the Sierra Nevada mountains, looking southwest from the Inyo Mountains near Harkless Flat. ...

References

  • Deepest Valley: a Guide to Owens Valley, its roadsides and mountain trails, Jeff Putnam, Genny Smith, eds., 2nd edition, Genny Smith books, (1978), ISBN 0-931378-14-1
  • Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner, revised edition, Penguin USA, (1993), ISBN 0-14-017824-4
  • Roadside Geology of Northern and Central California, Alt, Hyndman (Mountain Press Publishing Company, Missoula; 2000) ISBN 0-87842-409-1
  • Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley, Sharp, Glazner (Mountain Press Publishing Company, Missoula; 1997) ISBN 0-87842-362-1
  • The Land of Little Rain, Mary Austin, University of New Mexico Press, (1974), contains the complete text of the first edition of 1903, ISBN 0-8263-0354-7

See also: List of guidebooks about the Sierra Nevada Since 1959, Genny Smith has been a publisher and editor of guidebooks about the Eastern Sierra Nevada and the Owens Valley of California, USA. She received a B.A. degree from Reed College. ... Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner is a 1986 book (ISBN 0140178244) about land development and water policy in the western United States. ... Mary Hunter Austin (September 9, 1868–August 13, 1934) was an American writer of fiction and non-fiction. ... The following is a partial list of guidebooks about the Sierra Nevada of California, USA. Please see Sierra Nevada for more information. ...


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Alameda | Alpine | Amador | Butte | Calaveras | Colusa | Contra Costa | Del Norte | El Dorado | Fresno | Glenn | Humboldt | Imperial | Inyo | Kern | Kings | Lake | Lassen | Los Angeles | Madera | Marin | Mariposa | Mendocino | Merced | Modoc | Mono | Monterey | Napa | Nevada | Orange | Placer | Plumas | Riverside | Sacramento | San Benito | San Bernardino | San Diego | San Francisco | San Joaquin | San Luis Obispo | San Mateo | Santa Barbara | Santa Clara | Santa Cruz | Shasta | Sierra | Siskiyou | Solano | Sonoma | Stanislaus | Sutter | Tehama | Trinity | Tulare | Tuolumne | Ventura | Yolo | Yuba The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... Official website: http://www. ... Alpine County is the smallest county, by population, in the U.S. state of California. ... Amador County is a county located in the Sierra Nevada of California. ... Butte County is a county located in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California, north of state capital Sacramento. ... Calaveras County is a county located in Californias Gold Country. ... Colusa County is a county located in Californias Central Valley, northwest of Sacramento. ... Official website: http://www. ... Del Norte County is Californias northwesternmost county, located on the Pacific coast south of Oregon. ... Location in the state of California Formed 1850 Seat Placerville Area  - Total  - Water 4,631 km² (1,788 mi²) 200 km² (77 mi²) 4. ... Fresno County is a county located in Californias Central Valley, south of Stockton and north of Bakersfield. ... Glenn County is a county located in the California Central Valley north of Sacramento County. ... Humboldt County is a county located on the northwest coast of the U.S. state of California, on the Pacific Ocean. ... Imperial County is a county located in the Imperial Valley, in the far southeast of the U.S. state of California, and borders both Arizona and Mexico. ... Inyo County is a county located in east-central California, on the east side of the Sierra Nevada south of Yosemite National Park. ... Kern County is a county located in the southern Central Valley of the U.S. state of California. ... Kings County is a county located in the Central Valley of California, southeast of Fresno County. ... Lake County is a county located in the north central portion of the U.S. state of California, north of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Lassen County is a county located in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of California. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ... Madera County is a county of California, located in the Central Valley north of Fresno County. ... Marin County (pronounced mah-RIN) is a county located in the North San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California, across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. ... Mariposa County is a county in the U.S. state of California, located in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. ... Mendocino County is a county located on Californias north coast, north of the San Francisco Bay Area and Sonoma County and west of the Central Valley. ... Merced County is a county located in Californias Central Valley, north of Fresno and southeast of San Jose. ... Modoc County is a county located in Californias far northeast corner, bounded by Oregon to the north and Nevada to the east. ... Mono County is a county located in the east central portion of the U.S. state of California, to east of the Sierra Nevada between Yosemite National Park and Nevada. ... Monterey County is a county located on the Pacific coast of California, its northwestern section forming the southern half of Monterey Bay. ... Napa Valley is most famous for its wine. ... Nevada County is a county located in Californias Sierra Nevada, in the Mother Lode country. ... Official website: http://www. ... Placer County is a county located in California, USAs Sierra Nevada, in the Gold Country. ... Plumas County is a county located in Californias Sierra Nevada. ... Riverside County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of California, stretching from Orange County to the Colorado River, which is the border with Arizona. ... Sacramento County is a county of the U.S. state of California. ... San Benito County is a county located in the Coast Range Mountains of the U.S. state of California, south of San Jose. ... Official website: http://www. ... Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Area    - City 122 km²  (47 sq mi)  - Land 121. ... San Joaquin County is a county located in the United States of America in Californias Central Valley, just east of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... San Luis Obispo County is a county located on the central Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California, between Los Angeles and the Bay Area. ... Official website: http://www. ... Santa Barbara County is a county located on the Pacific coast of the southern portion of the U.S. state of California, just west of Ventura County. ... Location of Santa Clara County within California. ... Santa Cruz County is a county located on the Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California, just south of the San Francisco Bay Area, it forms the northern coast of the Monterey Bay. ... Shasta County is a county located in the northern portion of the U.S. state of California, in the Cascade Mountains. ... Sierra County is a county located in Californias Sierra Nevada, northeast of Sacramento on the border with Nevada. ... Siskiyou County is a county located in far northernmost California, USA, in the Cascade Mountains on the Oregon border. ... Solano County is a county located in central part of the U.S. state of California, about halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento and is one of the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties. ... Sonoma County is a county located on the Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California, north of Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Stanislaus County is a county located in Californias California Central Valley, between Stockton and Fresno. ... Sutter County is a county located along the Sacramento River in the California Central Valley north of Sacramento. ... Location in the state of California Formed 1856 Seat Red Bluff Area  - Total  - Water 7,672 km² (2,962 mi²) 29 km² (11 mi²) 0. ... Trinity County is a county located in northwestern California, along the Trinity River and among the Klamath Mountains. ... Tulare County is a county located in U.S. state of Californias Central Valley, south of Fresno. ... Tuolumne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Californias Sierra Nevada. ... Official website: http://www. ... Yolo County is located in the northern part of the U.S. state of California, bordered by the counties of Sacramento, Solano, Napa, Lake, Colusa, and Sutter. ... Location in the state of California Formed 1850 Seat Marysville Area  - Total  - Water 1,667 km² (644 mi²) 34 km² (13 mi²) 2. ...


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