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Colorado River Aqueduct, From Colorado River to Lake Mathews, Parker Dam, San Bernardino County, CA



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Location
From Colorado River to Lake Mathews, Parker Dam vicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-226
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N732).
Building/structure dates: 1941 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1952 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1965 subsequent work
Part of building/structure is in Riverside vicinity, Riverside County, CA.
Significance: The Colorado River Aqueduct pumps water from the Colorado River through, over, and across mountains and desert in a 242-mile-long march to the coastal plain of Southern California. When completed, it was one of the longest water-conveyance facilities in the world. The aqueduct includes power lines, tunnels, siphons, covered conduits, open canals, dams, reservoirs, and five pumping plants, involving ingenious engineering solutions and newly-introduced construction equipment. The project also employed over 35,000 people during its eight-year span and as many as 10,000 at one time, making it southern California's single-largest work opportunity during the Great Depression. In 1995, the Colorado River Aqueduct was named a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Today, it is the major water supply for urban and suburban southern California.

Related Names
Weymouth, Frank E.
Hinds, Julian
Whitsett, W. P.
Mulholland, William
Metropolitan Water District Of South California
Los Angeles Bureau Of Water Works & Supply
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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