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  • 1. Panama Canal
    Mulholland Aqueduct
    The Waterworks thatbuilt the West
    Terry Onley
  • 2. They ran outof money.
    The French started the Canal, anddid a lot of work on it…
  • 3. The Panama Canal made it one heck ofa lot easier to get ships from the Eastcoast to the West…
    Big, fat ships…
  • 4. Maybe that’s why folks are working hard at enlarging the Canal right now.
    See the big celebration?That was at the start of the Canal enlargementproject.
    Lots of balloons
    Probably by the ownersof big, fat ships…
  • 5. William Mulholland’s LA aqueduct project brought waterto Los Angeles, creating an oasis in the desert…
  • 6. The ambitious project effectively made Los Angeleswhat it is today, as well as greening up the ImperialValley, and the pockets of many well-placed investors…
  • 7. Of course, the water had to come from somewhere,and Owens Valley, which was an oasis of sorts…
    Not a good day.
    Is now a desertof sorts.
    The End
    Owens lake on a good day…
  • 8. Sources:
    • All Slides, Google Images
    • 9. Slides 2-4, “A Man, A Plan, A Canal - Panama!”
    • 10. Slides 5-7, “Cadillac Desert”