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L.A., Owens Valley settle dispute over dust control

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avatar L.A., Owens Valley settle dispute over dust control
July 04, 2013 12:15PM
Los Angeles and the Owens Valley have reached a settlement in their dispute over new measures to control dust storms that have blown across the eastern Sierra Nevada since L.A. opened an aqueduct a century ago that drained Owens Lake. Under terms of the agreement, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will fast-track mitigation measures that do not use water, and the utility will be allowed to lay down a thinner layer of gravel to suppress dust. The recently discovered location of a Native American massacre at Owens Lake will be excluded from mitigation efforts because they would disturb the 328-acre site.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-dwp-pollution-20130627,0,3310175.story
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