The Panama canal and la aqueducts<br />By Jessica Gavin<br />
Panama Canal<br />A passage way through panama was first suggested by Charles V the king of Spain<br />He wanted to ease h...
United states construction<br />IN 1903, the US decided to take over the Panama Canal project<br />They started out with p...
<ul><li>One set back the United States ran into was the more they dug the more it caved in
After finding a solution to this problem, the construction went smoothly
As of 1912, the workers totaled 50,000
On August 15th, 1914 the canal was officially finished
The first boat to cross was the Steamer Enron
5,600 died during contruction
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  1. 1. The Panama canal and la aqueducts<br />By Jessica Gavin<br />
  2. 2. Panama Canal<br />A passage way through panama was first suggested by Charles V the king of Spain<br />He wanted to ease his ships passage to Peru cutting off 8,000 miles<br />I was not until 1887 that a plan for a canal for Panama was actually put into action<br />Construction of the canal began in 1893 by the French<br />The construction of the canal ran into many problems such as yellow fever, malaria, 10,000 death, and funding problems<br />After ten years of construction, the French decided to discontinue construction due to funding<br />
  3. 3. United states construction<br />IN 1903, the US decided to take over the Panama Canal project<br />They started out with precautions to make sure the same thing that happened to the French would not happen to them<br />Precautions included cleaning of bragades, getting rid of malaria mosquito, running water, paved sidewalks, and houses fumigated.<br />This attracted better workers<br />
  4. 4. <ul><li>One set back the United States ran into was the more they dug the more it caved in
  5. 5. After finding a solution to this problem, the construction went smoothly
  6. 6. As of 1912, the workers totaled 50,000
  7. 7. On August 15th, 1914 the canal was officially finished
  8. 8. The first boat to cross was the Steamer Enron
  9. 9. 5,600 died during contruction
  10. 10. The Canal was completed ahead of schedule and under budget 352 million dollars
  11. 11. The 50 miles takes 9 hours to cross</li></li></ul><li>How it works<br />The canal consists of three different lock systems and several artificial lakes<br />As the ships travel through each lock they move up <br />After traveling through the three locks, ships have gone up 85 feet <br />
  12. 12. Los angelus aqueducts<br /><ul><li>As California population grew so did their need for water
  13. 13. Being in the desert the water supply was not sufficient
  14. 14. In 1903, LA water supply dried up
  15. 15. People had to cut back and find other sources of water
  16. 16. Then the idea of a water aqueduct surfaced</li></li></ul><li>History<br />Little did everyone know, a young man from Ireland was memorizing California’s water system and coming up with a solution<br />The construction for the aqueduct began with a budget of 24.5 million dollars and 5,000 workers<br />The aqueduct was finished in 1913<br />It started at Owens river located between the Sierra Nevada’s and the white mountain range and traveled all the way to Los Angeles <br />Aqueduct did not need electricity it flowed naturally<br />
  17. 17. A second Aqueduct<br />Owens river was owned by several different farmers so the land was secretly bought from them<br />The farmers thought it was for a small irrigation project<br />After the aqueduct was the built, it supplied Los Angeles with four times as much water than it needed.<br />After several years, Owens river dryed up so Los Angeles built a second Aqueduct starting at Haiweeresevoir<br />This aqueduct carried water 137 miles to Los Angeles<br />It costs 89 million dollars<br />
  18. 18. William Muholland<br />This young immigrant from Ireland never finished grade school <br />He grew up working odd jobs to get by until a man he was working for died and he was able to take over his job working with the Los Angeles Water system<br />After building the first Aqueduct and basically saving LA, he was given an honorary degree from a university<br />He was also offered the position of major but turned it down.<br />

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