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CityDig: Here’s What Owens Lake Looked Like Before Los Angeles Drank It Dry

This 1939 map shows the bucolic valley that Fred Eaton and William Mulholland would turn into a wasteland
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The Drought: The Dry Years to Come

Rain or no rain, if we don't start rethinking water, we're sunk

CityDig: This 1938 Map Details Every Dramatic Stretch of the 242-Mile-Long Colorado River Aqueduct

Two reservoirs, five pumping stations, 61 miles of canals, 92 miles of tunnels, and 84 miles of buried conduit funnel water from Arizona to Los Angeles

Bottoms Up! NHM Throws the L.A. Aqueduct a 100th Birthday

In 1913, spectators at the grand opening of the L.A. Aqueduct received a commemorative bottle of water fresh from Owens Valley. Today and tomorrow, you can get another.

“Redefining the West:” KCET’s Homage to the L.A. Aqueduct

Celebrate and examine the role that this 100-year-old structure has played in the history of our city.

Channeling the Future: Five Civic Projects That Changed L.A. Forever

The Los Angeles Aqueduct, which marks its 100th anniversary on Tuesday, transformed the city. Here are four more public works projects that significantly affected the region

CityDig: L.A.’s 20th Century Pipe Dreams

It is impossible to overstate the importance of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in terms of its part in transforming the old pueblo into the big-time metropolis it is today

CityDig: The War Against the Los Angeles Aqueduct

One hundred years ago, the opening of the Los Angeles Aqueduct gave birth to our modern metropolis while forever constraining the destiny of the rural communities near the water’s source in the Owens Valley

CityDig: Mapping The San Fernando Valley in 1924

The part of Los Angeles known simply as “the Valley” is shown here before the housing booms and freeways changed the landscape radically.