To enhance the collective reading of The Infrastructural City organized by Mammoth, here are the highlights of the bibliographic sources from my research into Owens Lake for ‘Reconstructing the Void: Owens Lake’ and my thesis project (circa 2005). Drop me a note if you need help locating any of these sources or find new items that need to be added. #mammothbook
Center for Land Use Interpretation, ‘California’s Owens Valley’, The Lay of the Land, Summer 2004
Department of Defense; Checklist of Birds, Edwards Air Force Base, California. Department of Defense. Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online. (Version 23JUN00)
Ewan, Rebecca Fish; A Land Between – Owens Valley, California. Baltimore, John Hopkins University Press, 2000.
Hall, Clarence A., et al- editors; The History of Water: Eastern Sierra Nevada, Owens Valley, White-Inyo Mountains. White Mountain Research Station Symposium, Volume 4. Los Angeles: University of California, 1992.
Hoffman, Abraham; Vision Or Villainy: Origins Of The Owens Valley-Los Angeles Water Controversy. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1981.
James, Greg, Dennis Williams, et al; Green Book for the Long-term Management Plan for the Owens Valley and Inyo County. Bishop, CA: June 1990.
Gary Libecap ‘Chinatown: Transaction Costs in Water Rights Exchanges The Owens Valley Transfer to Los Angeles’, (NSF Grant 0317375). [This paper explodes the myth that Los Angeles ‘stole’ the water from the Owens Valley, and why the farmers were eager to sell.
Olson, Wilma R; Olancha Remembered. Sacramento, CA: W.R. Olson 1997
Putnam, J. & G. Smith, editors; Deepest Valley: A Guide to Owens Valley, Its Roadside and Mountain Trails– 2nd Edition. Palo Alto: Genny Smith Books/Live Oak Press, 1995.
Sharp, Robert & Allen Glazner; Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley. Missoula Montana: Mountain Press Publishing 1997.
Timmer, Kerri L.; Troubled Water of the Sierra, Sierra Nevada Alliance
Varnelis, Kazys; Points of Interest in the Owens River Valley. Culver City, CA: Center for Land Use Interpretation, 2004.
Wood, R. Coke; The Owens Valley and the Los Angeles Water Controversy – Owens Valley as I Knew It. Stockton CA: University of the Pacific, 1973.
Owens Lake & the Dust Mitigation Project
Agrarian Inc.; Agrarian’s Control Measure Development Strategy on Owen, Lake Bishop, CA: Agrarian Inc.
Agrarian Inc. ; Agrarian’s Approach to Project Development: the Design Spiral. Bishop, CA: Agrarian Inc.
Cahill, Thomas, Thomas Gill, Jeffery Reid, Elizabeth Gearhart and Dale Gillette; “Saltating Particles, Playa Crusts and Dust Aerosols at Owens (Dry) Lake, California”. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Vol. 21, pp 621-639 (1996).
California Division of Mines; ‘Soda Ash Industry of Owens Lake 1887-1959’, Mineral Information Service, Volume 12, #10, October 1959
Elmore, Andrew, John Mustard & Sara Manning; “Regional Patterns of Plant Community Response to Changes in Water: Owens Valley, California” Ecological Applications; Ecological Society of America, 2003 pp.443-460
Gale, Hoyt S., and F.L Ransome; Contributions to Economic Geology. “Salines in the Owens, Searles, and Panamint basins, Southeastern California”. United States Geological Survey Bulletin 580; Washington DC, Government Printing Office, 1913.
Gill, Thomas and Thomas Cahill;“Drying Saline Lake Beds; A regionally Significant PM10 Source”. Davis, CA: University of California.
Gill, Thomas, Thomas Cahill, Scott Copeland, Brice White; “Sand fences for control of wind erosion and dust emission at Owens Lake, CA: 1. Full-scale testing, field deployment, and evaluation of effectiveness.” El Paso Texas: University of Texas.
Ligenfelter, Richard; ‘The Desert Steamers’, Journal of the West 1962.
Owens Valley Committee; Birds of the Owens Lake (version: march 2005)
Reheis, Marith, et al; “Potential Health Hazards of Owens Lake Dust.” USGS & Texas Tech
Sapphos Environmental; 2008 Owens Valley Pm10 Planning Area Demonstration Of Attainment State Implementation Plan Initial Study, 2007
Smith, George I. and James Bischoff – editors; An 800,000-Year Paleoclimatic Record From Core OL-92, Owens Lake, Southeast California. Boulder, Co: Geologic Society of America 1997.
Water & the American West
Banham, Reyner; Scenes in America Deserta. Salt Lake City: Gibbs M. Smith, 1982.
Berger, Alan; Reclaiming the American West. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002.
California Department of Water Resources; Preparing for California’s Next Drought- Changes since 1987-92. Sacramento: Department of Water Resources, State of California, July 2000.
Cronon, William, et al- editors; Under an Open Sky – Rethinking America’s Western Past. New York: Norton & Co, 1992
Hundley, Norris; The Great Thirst – California and Water: A History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.
Reisner, Marc; Cadillac Desert. New York: Viking, 1986.
Smythe, William; The Conquest of Arid America. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1969.
Turner, Frederick J; Frontier and Section. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1961.
Los Angeles Aqueduct
Davis, Margaret; Rivers In The Desert: William Mulholland And The Inventing Of Los Angeles. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1993.
Fogelson, Robert; The Fragmented Metropolis – Los Angeles, 1850-1930. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1967.
Forrest, Aaron; LA Aqueduct Atlas, 2002 [97mb download!!!]
Kahrl, William L.; Water And Power: The Controversy Over Los Angeles’ Water Supply In The Owens Valley. Berkeley: University Of California Press, 1982.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; Annual Owens Valley Report 2004-05 Runoff Year. Los Angeles: May 2004/
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; Los Angeles Aqueduct flow data 1913-2003 Unpublished .
Morrish, William; ‘The Urban Spring: Formalizing The Water System Of Los Angeles’/ Modulus 1984, No.17, P.44-73. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press.
Mulholland, Catherine; William Mulholland And The Rise Of Los Angeles. Berkeley: University Of California Press, 2000.
Mulholland, William 1916. Complete report on construction of the Los Angeles aqueduct; with introductory historical sketch; illustrated with maps, drawings and photographs. Los Angeles Department of Public Service.
The Los Angeles River
Garcia, Robert, Erica Flores, Jules Ehrlich; The Cornfield and the Flow of History People, Place, and Culture. Los Angeles: Center for Law in the Public Interest, April 2004
Gumprecht, Blake; The Los Angeles River: Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Los Angeles City Council Ad Hoc Committee on the LA River; ‘2004 Executive Summary’
Mayer, Robert; Los Angeles: A Chronological & Documentary History, 1542-1976. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications, 1978.
Orsi, Jared; Hazardous Metropolis: Flooding And Urban Ecology In Los Angeles. Berkeley: University Of California Press, 2004.
Ostrom, Vincent; Water & Politics: a Study of Water Policies and Administration in the Development of Los Angeles. Los Angeles: Haynes Foundation, 1953.
US Army Corp of Engineers; Hydrology and Hydraulics for LAR Revitalization Plan (Briefing to LA Ad Hoc Committee April 19, 2004).
California Department of Conservation/California; Geological Survey, Geologic Map of California 2002
Information Center for the Environment; Owens Lake Basin [Various digital maps] UC Davis 1997.
Stone, Paul, et al; Geologic Map of the Lone Pine 15’ Quadrangle, Inyo County, California. Washington, DC: USGS #i2617, October 17, 1997.
Stone, Paul, et al; Geologic Map of the Cerro Gordo Peak 7.5’ Quadrangle, Inyo County, California, USGS 2004 (SIM2851_map
USGS; Topographic Maps & Aerial Photographs: Owens Lake, California [Multiple scales/resolution] http://www.Terrraserver.Microsoft.com
USGS- National Atlas; Federal Lands and Indian Reservations- California [Map] Reston VA: USGS 2003 (pagefed_ca12.pdf)
USGS-NRCS; Annual Precipitation in California [map] Fort Worth Texas. 1999
Walker, Douglas, et al; Geologic Map of Northern Mojave Desert & Southwestern Basin and Range, California