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Looking ahead to the future of LA's water




A train of 100 mules sets off from the intake point of the of the Los Angeles aqueduct to travel the entire length of the waterway in celebration of the its 100th anniversary.
A train of 100 mules sets off from the intake point of the of the Los Angeles aqueduct to travel the entire length of the waterway in celebration of the its 100th anniversary.
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The completion of the L.A. Aqueduct in 1913 was hardly the end of our city's quest for water. It now provides only a third of the supply for LA.

So how will we continue to slake our thirst in a future of water scarcity? From the aqueduct cascades in Sylmar, UCLA historian Jon Christensen tells us what L.A.'s water will look like in the next hundred years.