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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

CityDig: How William Mulholland Made Water Flow Uphill

Diverting the flow of the Owens River for 233 miles across the desert was difficult enough, but the aqueduct’s designers accomplished the feat using gravity alone