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Preview: One hundred years of the LA Aqueduct

by Take Two®

Los Angeles Aqueduct Terminus Cascades in Sylmar. Meghan McCarty

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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