Ah, a poster mentioned Owens Valley that was drained dry by the Los Angeles Aqueduct. It so happened that I drove through this area when coming west out of Death Valley.
I visited the visitor center at Lone Pine, and took a photo of a 10'-diameter section of a steel pipe that was part of this aqueduct. Amazingly, this aqueduct was constructed more than 100 years ago.
After diverting all the water from Owens River, it was not enough, so they extended the aqueduct north, and got all the inflow of Mono Lake too.