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and ranchers and farmers struggled to make a living.
Question 121 / 1 ptsLargely due to its water distribution system, this city had a flourishing economy until it becamesabotaged by an earthquake and volcano.
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Question 131 / 1 ptsCity agents purchased land in Owens Valley to obtain water rights, while posing as _____.
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Correct!ranchers and farmersA century ago, agents from Los Angeles converged on the Owens Valley on a secret mission.They figured out who owned water rights in the lush valley and began quietly purchasing land,posing as ranchers and farmers.Soon, residents of the Eastern Sierra realized much of the waterrights were now owned by Los Angeles interests. L.A. proceeded to drain the valley, taking thewater via a great aqueduct to fuel the metropolis’ explosive growth.Question 140 / 1 ptsThere are hopes to use _____ to reclaim land that was obtained from Owens Valley by the LosAngeles Department of Power and Water in the early 1990s.
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Eminent domain is the power of a state, provincial, or national government to take privateproperty for public use. However, this power can be legislatively delegated by the state tomunicipalities, government subdivisions, or even to private persons or corporations, when theyare authorized by the legislature to exercise the functions of public character.
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