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Sunday, November 3, 2013

CENTENNIAL OF LOS ANGELES AQUEDUCT; WILLIAM MULHOLLAND

The article written by The Museum's friend Dana Bartholomew is worthy of reading.

On November 5, 1913, William Mulholland and approximately 40,000, well-dressed Angelenos came to celebrate the engineering marvel.

The 233-mile aqueduct now ran from the High Sierras to Los Angeles bringing the highly desired water to the region.

                                                               Photo credit: LADWP

Many well known names were part of the investment in land, dealing with water company, etc. included, amongst others:
  • William Mulholland
  • General Harrison Gray Otis
  • Harry Chandler
  • Moses Sherman

http://www.dailynews.com/environment-and-nature/20131101/100-years-of-water-los-angeles-aqueduct-william-mulholland-helped-create-modern-la

Los Angeles Aqueduct Facts:

Source: LADWP

First Los Angeles Aqueduct Facts
Year Completed 1913
Construction Duration 5 years
Aqueduct Capacity 485 cfs
Construction Cost  Less than $23million


Total Length of Aqueduct 223 miles
Unlined Channel 24 miles
Lined Channel 37 miles
Concrete Conduit 98 miles
Steel & Concrete Pipeline 12 miles
Tunnels 52 miles

Second Los Angeles Aqueduct Facts
Year Completed 1970
Construction Duration 5 years
Aqueduct Capacity 290 cfs
Construction Cost  $89 million


Total Length of Aqueduct 137 miles
Concrete Conduit 64 miles
Steel Pipeline 69 miles
Other Facilities 4 miles

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