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It's the water
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Musgrove, Dean
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Colorado River Aqueduct begins at the Parker Dam southeast of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and terminates at Lake Mathews in western Riverside County, Calif. It was constructed between 1933-1941 by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Conceived by William Mulholland and designed by Frank E. Weymouth, it was the largest public works project in southern California during the Great Depression. The project employed 30,000 people over an eight-year period and as many as 10,000 at one time.
Photograph caption reads: "Colorado River aqueduct provides liquid lifeline to farmers in the Imperial Valley". Photograph dated: Oct. 18, 1988.; Aerial view of the Colorado River Aqueduct as it wends its way through the desert like a broken dotted line.
1 photographic print :b&w ;31 x 28 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Aqueducts--West (U.S.)--Aerial views
Water-supply--California, Southern
Colorado River Aqueduct--Aerial views
Aerial photographs
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Mulholland, William,1855-1935
Weymouth, F. E.(Frank Elwin),1874-1941

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