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Preview: One hundred years of the LA Aqueduct

Aqueduct

Meghan McCarty

Los Angeles Aqueduct Terminus Cascades in Sylmar.


November 5th marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, a huge civil engineering feat that brings water some 300 miles from the Eastern Sierra Nevadas all the way to L.A.

The water it brought paved the way for the then-small city of 100,000 to grow into the giant metropolis it is today.

Take Two kicks off its week of coverage with a visit to the aqueduct terminus at the north end of the San Fernando Valley with UCLA historian Jon Christensen. KPCC's Meghan McCarty leads us on a road trip to the source of the water to explain how it makes it all the way to L.A.


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