Ghost Towns & Historic Roads

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Once 30 foot deep and 10 miles wide Owens Lake now sits dry in California's Owens Valley. The streams that once provided the water that replenished the lake were diverted from the Owens Valley to the City of Los Angeles in the 1920's. The town of Keeler was once home to over 5000 people but the dry lake bed now creates alkali dust storms that blow through the town which has driven many residents away. The Keeler Beach resort is a statement of contempt towards those that stole the water away. Photographed 3/08