Vision Or Villainy: Origins of the Owens Valley-Los Angeles Water Controversy
Annotation. Seventy-five years ago the growing city of Los Angeles, amid considerable conflict, appropriated water from a rural area 250 miles away. Still unresolved, the controversy surrounding the Owens Valley-Los Angeles Aqueduct has long since moved from the personal, even violent level fictionalized in the movie Chinatown to the dry realm of court proceedings, injunctions, and environmental impact reports. But water remains a problem in California, and the questions raised by these events--the rights of a rural area versus a growing metropolitan area, environmental issues, and levels of government responsibility--are of recognized national importance today.
Private versus Public Control of the Los Angeles River
The Reclamation Service and the Owens Valley Project
City Speculations Valley Accusations
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