Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"O"~ABC Wednesday 042711




The Owens River, or what's left of it, flows through the Owens Valley. Unfortunately, the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power has almost sucked it dry. Owens Lake is an awful dustbowl and eyesore (just my opinion). It's sad to see a beautiful valley turned into a desert. But, alas, that's another story. This shows the Owens River just outside of Lone Pine. By the time it gets a couple of towns further south, there is very little water left. I don't understand why Los Angeles, which sits on the Pacific OCEAN, doesn't desalinate its water...??? "O" for ABC Wednesday, April 27, 2011. To see other participants, please go to: http://abcwednesday-mrsnesbitt.blogspot.com/

9 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

I worry about water too.
I hear desalination is expensive, but I don't know directly.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Beautiful shots and you make a good point. The problem is LA was build from desert, and as Roger notes, desalination is expensive. And, there are so many private swimming pools, the water to fill them all has to come from somewhere!

Sad...

Cheryl Ann said...

So, which is more expensive in the long run? Turning a beautiful valley into a desert or desalinization?

Wanda said...

I just paid my LADWP bill today. Ouch~ Why can't the figure out a better way...you are right we are on the ocean for heaven's sake.

Tumblewords: said...

The new war. I've never understood how people could take water for granted. Humans are the strangest bunch. Sorry. I've been worried about this... :) Your photos, though, are beautiful, as always.

chubskulit said...

Oh so beautiful!

A Splash of Orange made my ABC this week, come and see. Thank you!

Jane and Chris said...

We will only worry when we have used the last drop!
Humans will never learn.
Jane x

Ms. Burrito said...

I am getting addicted with this blogging hobby, I get to see beautiful places and learn interesting things. Very nice O you have here..

Mind lOOking at my O entry?, have a nice day!

Greyscale Territory said...

Such a beautiful river and such a tragic one! It seems that world wide river systems have been taken for granted for too long! And now we are looking at not too distant consequences! A lovely post!