Tending Nature

How Los Angeles Dried Up Owens Valley’s ‘Indian Ditches’

Clip: 11/24/2019 | 5m 13s | Video has closed captioning.

Members of two northern Paiute tribes describe the lush valley where their tribes survived for thousands of years. This changed quickly with the growing presence of settlers and the growing thirst of the city that became Los Angeles. Through a complex system of reservoirs, canals and aqueducts, the metropolis siphons and pumps unprecedented amounts of surface and groundwater.

Aired: 11/24/19

Rating: NR

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Tending Nature is a local public television program presented by PBS SoCal | KCET.