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river, c.120 mi (190 km) long, rising in the Sierra Nevada, E Calif., SE of Yosemite National Park and flowing SE, to enter Owens Lake, near Mt. Whitney. Since 1913, at a point c.45 mi (70 km) NW of Owens Lake, an aqueduct has diverted the bulk of the river's water to Los Angeles, causing Owens Lake, formerly some 100 sq mi (260 sq km) in size, to dry up. Because the dust from the dry lake was a health hazard, pipelines were constructed in 2001 to saturate a portion of the lakebed and greatly reduce the dust. In 2006, following a 2005 court order, a sufficient quantity of water to help restore the valley's environment was again permitted to course through the river; the water is captured at the north end of the lake and used for dust control on the lakebed or pumped into the aqueduct. In 2014 a new dust control method was agreed on that would use deep tilling to reduce the amount of water required.

Owens

Jesse, real name John Cleveland Owens. 1913--80, US Black athlete: won four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics (1936)
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The transaction was only fitting for Owens, whose path to the major leagues has been anything but typical.
Justice Robert Richards pointed out that an objective observer would know that the passages cited by Owens are "self-evidently part of a larger work, the Bible.
Like Eggleston, Owens is a regional photographer, and his beat is middle-class life in the northern California suburbs he calls home--a fact emphasized by the arrangement of this miniretrospective of three dozen mostly black-and-white shots from his three best-known series.
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Eventually all of the one-third of the Owens Lake bed that has been producing dust will be treated.
In the process of reporting and assessing current scholarship pertaining to the many facets of music composition, Owens sets out a program of analysis and future investigation which promises to give shape and direction to this field of inquiry.
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One of the only 10 African-Americans to compete in the 1936 Berlin Games, Owens won four gold medals and became known as the world's fastest athlete.
This has moved me deeply as my father won the same award thirty years ago," said Matt Owens.
Owens denied a police report that stated his trip to the emergency room Tuesday night was a result of ``a drug overdose,'' saying instead that he became groggy when he mixed painkillers with workout supplements.
Barclay of the Court of Queen's Bench upheld a 2001 Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission ruling which said that Hugh Owens was guilty of inciting hatred toward homosexuals.