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CityDig: Here’s What Owens Lake Looked Like Before Los Angeles Drank It Dry

This 1939 map shows the bucolic valley that Fred Eaton and William Mulholland would turn into a wasteland

Framed: The St. Francis Dam Was a Glorious Disaster About to Happen

10 paintings by Rob Reynolds in the NHM's "Just Add Water" contemplate the L.A. Aqueduct.

Dust to Dust: The Evolution of the Owens Valley

A century after being drained by los angeles, water comes trickling back into the dessicated Owens Valley

The Weekender: The Eastern Sierra

The towns are small and the wilderness is vast in Northern California’s underappreciated Owens Valley