LA Aqueduct at 100

Following the path of the Los Angeles Aqueduct

Produced by Meghan McCarty & Chris Keller | Published Oct. 28, 2013

Nov. 5, 2013, marks the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, the legendary civil engineering project that starts about 4,000 feet above sea level in the Eastern Sierra Nevada and brings water down a steady, gradual slope to the San Fernando Valley, more than 200 miles away. The map below highlights geographic and engineering features -- and the approximate routes -- the three aqueducts follow as they bring water to Los Angeles.

About the data: The routes shown for the The Los Angeles Aqueduct, the Mono Basin Extension and the Second Aqueduct are approximate and based on available public data, consultation with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and interpretation of aerial imagery. Source(s): Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Story of the LA Aqueduct Map on Esri’s ArcGIS Online. Built using: leaflet.js, OpenStreetMap & Bootstrap. OpenStreetMap data is licensed under the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL).

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The Los Angeles Aqueduct (Completed in 1913)
The Mono Basin Extension (Completed in 1940)
The Second Aqueduct (Completed in 1970)