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Panama and los angeles

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    • Panama and Los Angeles Hannah Houze
    • Panama Canal
      • 48 mile ship canal joining Pacific and Atlantic Oceans
      • Key conduit for international maritime trade
      • Built from 1904-1914
      • Over 815,000 ships have passed through the canal
      • It has been named one of the Seven Wonders of the World
    • Panama Canal
      • Though an extremely difficult engineering project, the Panama Canal now allows much quicker and safer maritime travel
      • First attempted by the French, it was abandoned due to a high death toll mostly from disease
      • Then the United States began construction, and was able to achieve completion
    • Panama Canal
      • The U.S. controlled the canal until the Torrijos-Carter Treaty was signed giving control to Panama
      • From 1979-1999 the canal was under joint U.S. Panama administration, and from December 31, 1999, the canal was under control of the Panama Canal Authority, which was an agency of the Panamanian Government
    • Panama Canal
      • The Panamax is the maximum size of a vessel the can pass through the canal
      • The longest ship to pass through was the San Juan Prospector which was 973 ft. long
      • There is a toll to pass through which is based on the size of your ship
      • The largest toll was by the Disney Magic which paid $331,200
      • The smallest toll was 36 cents, paid by an American adventurer, Richard Halliburton who was swimming the canal in 1928
    • Los Angeles Aqueduct
      • Los Angeles completed the construction of the First LA aqueduct in 1913
      • LA, first founded in 1769, has always depended on the LA River for water
      • The River had channels that irrigated fields, but as the city grew, the River could not keep up with demand
    • Los Angeles Aqueduct
      • William Mulholland came from Ireland and worked for the LA City Water Co. and eventually became superintendent
      • He began to look for a new water supply
      • Fred Eaton convinces Mulholland that the Owens River could provide LA with water
      • Eaton angered citizens by the Owens River by purchasing land and water rights
    • Los Angeles Aqueduct
      • Construction on the LA Aqueduct began in 1908 after Theodore Roosevelt decides that LA should have rights to the Owens River
      • The dedication of the aqueduct commenced on November 5, 1913
      • The city began to grow now that there was a reliable water supply. The citizens of the Owens Valley fought the export of water to LA and they began purchasing the land
    • Los Angeles Aqueduct
      • A second aqueduct was built to bring water from the Haiwee Reservoir in Inyo County
      • In 1984, Inyo County and LA enter into an EIR agreement
      • To encourage water conservation, metering was established in LA
      • Water reclamation is a great method of providing extra water to LA