Los Angeles reaches agreement on Owens Lake dust

November 15, 2014 1:00 AM

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles could save billions of gallons of water under an agreement announced Friday that allows it to use waterless methods to control dust at Owens Lake.

The agreement with the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District follows years of legal squabbling over responsibility for poor air quality at the Eastern Sierra lakebed, which was left dry after a growing Los Angeles began in 1913 to divert its waters 200 miles south.

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