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Historic American Engineering Record: Colorado River Aqueduct

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This is the information for the Colorado River Aqueduct that is on file at the Historic American Engineering Record at the Library of Congress. This material is in the public domain; no copyright …

This is the information for the Colorado River Aqueduct that is on file at the Historic American Engineering Record at the Library of Congress. This material is in the public domain; no copyright claim is made or assumed by Chris Austin or Mavens Manor Productions.

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  • Awesome Job! I am what they call a 'River Rat' ~ boating both on Lake Havasu and Moovalya Lake (Parker Strip)... I can now see why the CRA is called an engineering marvel. Thanks for your work!
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  • 1. The Historic American Engineering Record for:
    THE COLORADO RIVER AQUEDUCT
    Compiled by Chris Austin
    http://www.MavensManor.com
  • 2. The material in this presentation is derived from the History of American Engineering Record (HAER) project at the Library of Congress. This material is in the public domain and is presented here in a more accessible format. No copyright claim is made or assumed by Chris Austin or Mavens Manor Productions regarding any material in this presentation.
    The Colorado River Aqeuduct is extensively documented in the HAER collection with 25 drawings, 80 data pages and a substantial amount of photos. All the drawings are included here, but only a portion of the photos. You can view the record in its entirety by clicking here:
    http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/CA2472/
    (Photos for individual facilities are catalogued under the facility name.)
  • 3. SLIDESHARE READERS, PLEASE NOTE:
    The drawings contain a wealth of detailed information, and are best read in full screen. They look rather ragged in this small window, but are truly very nearly readable in full screen mode. However, the pictures look better in the smaller window.
    If you still have trouble reading the drawings, try accessing them at HAER site:
    http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/CA2472/
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  • 14. Switchyard at Gene Camp
    Eagle Mountain
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  • 18. Whitsett Intake Pumping Plant
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  • 21. Headgate to Feed Line & Copper Basin
    Gene Pumping Plant
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  • 23. Iron
    Mountain
    Pumping
    Plant
  • 24. Eagle Mountain
    Pumping Plant
  • 25. Hinds
    Pumping
    Plant
    (formerly
    Hayfield
    Pumping
    Plant)
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  • 27. Parker Dam
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  • 29. Parker Dam
    Gene Camp
    Whitsett Pumping Plant
  • 30. Gene Wash Reservoir and Gene Camp
    Parker Dam
    Gene Camp in the background
  • 31. Gene Wash Dam & Spillway
  • 32. Valve at bottom of Gene Wash Dam
    Downstream of Gene Wash Dam
  • 33. Copper Basin Dam & Reservoir
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  • 42. Eagle Rock Control Center
  • 43. Lake Mathews, also known as Cajalco Reservoir
    Terminus for the aqueduct
  • 44. Gate valve controls, interior of outlet structure
    Interior of outlet tower looking down to tier #1 of the slide gates. The structure has levels enabling operators to choose the level with the best quality water.
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  • 47. Weymouth
    Treatment
    Plant
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  • 49. Chamber where State Water Project water is mixed with Colorado River Aqueduct water
  • 50. To view these documents and pictures online at the Library of Congress, visit:
    http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/CA2472/
    ABOUT THE HISTORIC AMERICAN ENGINEERING RECORD COLLECTION
    The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) collections are among the largest and most heavily used in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Since 2000, documentation from the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) has been added to the holdings. The collections document achievements in architecture, engineering, and landscape design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types, engineering technologies, and landscapes, including examples as diverse as the Pueblo of Acoma, houses, windmills, one-room schools, the Golden Gate Bridge, and buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Administered since 1933 through cooperative agreements with the National Park Service, the Library of Congress, and the private sector, ongoing programs of the National Park Service have recorded America's built environment in multiformat surveys comprising more than 556,900 measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 38,600 historic structures and sites dating from Pre-Columbian times to the twentieth century. This online presentation of the HABS/HAER/HALS collections includes digitized images of measured drawings, black-and-white photographs, color transparencies, photo captions, written history pages, and supplemental materials. Since the National Park Service's HABS, HAER and HALS programs create new documentation each year, documentation will continue to be added to the online collections. The first phase of digitization of the Historic American Engineering Record collection was made possible by the generous support of the Shell Oil Company Foundation.
    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE COLLECTION
  • 51. Also available online
    Also available online
    Follow the path California’s first water project, learn a bit of it’s history and find out how the Los Angeles Aqueduct works by clicking here.
    How is electricity generated and delivered to our homes? Click here to find out!
    Hottest, driest, lowest. Death Valley is all of these. Check out the wonders of Death Valley by clicking here.
    Follow the path of water as it flows from the Colorado River through the fertile fields of the Imperial Valley and on to the Salton Sea by clicking here.
  • 52. Thank you for looking!
    Chris Austin
    Maven’s Manor Productions
    http://www.MavensManor.com
    For even more Maven, check out my photoblog at
    http://wordpress.MavensPhotoblog.com
    Learn more about California water at
    http://www.mavensmanor.com/californias-water.html
    For all the latest California water news, visit:
    http://aquafornia.com