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LA Aqueduct flows after dam built for drought is dismantled

LA Aqueduct flows after dam built for drought is dismantled

October 28, 2015 at 3:31 pm Comments are Disabled

OLANCHA, Calif. (AP) — Water in the aqueduct that helped fuel Los Angeles’ growth was flowing toward the city Wednesday for the first time in six months after workers removed an earthen and concrete dam that had diverted runoff to the parched Owens Valley. With little mountain runoff due toRead More

An illustrated story of how Southern California got its water supply

An illustrated story of how Southern California got its water supply

September 25, 2014 at 9:30 am 1 comment

Almost all of the water for Southern California comes from the Sierra Nevadas and it is delivered via a complex system of estuaries. Our water also comes from the Colorado River and from the watersheds in the Santa Monica and San Gabriel mountains. A century ago, when a thirsty LosRead More