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Colorado River Aqueduct
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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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: "The MWD Colorado River Aqueduct is brimfull now that it is operating at 20 per cent above design capacity". Photograph dated: June 23, 1977.; A crane sits on a dirt road that parallels the aqueduct and hovers over it.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Cranes, derricks, etc.--West (U.S.)
Aqueducts--West (U.S.)
Water-supply--California, Southern
Colorado River Aqueduct
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Mulholland, William,1855-1935
Weymouth, F. E.(Frank Elwin),1874-1941

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