The history of Los Angeles is tied to the Owens Valley. Silver from Cerro Gordo financed the first boom times for the city. Then water via the Aqueduct allowed the city to continue growing into the Metropolis of today.

Contemporary Los Angeles was created with water from the Owens Valley

Los Angeles grew into a world city with water from the Owens Valley. See Diversion & Growth for details or click to enlarge]


Construction timeline. [click to enlarge]


Today, the City of Los Angeles taps water from as far away as Wyoming, but it once relied just on the Los Angeles River…

1913 US aqueductsheds

Check out the changes of the Aqueductsheds here.

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