Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Colorado River Aqueduct

20 Nov 2014

I'm fascinated by the way California moves water around
to support the enormous coastal cities such as Los Angeles,
and the very productive agriculture in what would otherwise be a desert.

This is the Colorado River Aqueduct,
which snakes it's way 240 miles across the desert, 
from the Colorado River to Los Angeles and other cities on the coast.
Built in the 1930s, it's quite a story.....

This is the pumping station at Iron Mountain,
where the water is tunneled about 7 miles through the mountain,
and raised 144 ft (44m).

Here's where it comes out on the other side of the mountain.

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