Hi Aaron! I love how much historic research you put into this post. As they say, to know the future, you need to know the past. I find it interesting that the lake is both a source of life and death. On one hand, it's "an essential wildlife area for plants, animals, and birds" while on the other hand, it's an air quality disaster. The situation is so nuanced, it's no wonder why people can't reach a consensus on what to do about its future.

Though I'm trying to travel the world right now, I grew up in Orange County and will always consider that area my "home". Your posts on California history and nature is somewhat comforting to read when I'm thousands of miles away from the state. Thanks for sharing these stories. :))

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