Historic American Engineering Record: Los Angeles Aqueduct


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This is the information for the Los Angeles 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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Historic American Engineering Record: Los Angeles Aqueduct

  1. 1. The Historic American Engineering Record for:<br />THE LOS ANGELES AQUEDUCT<br />Compiled by Chris Austin<br />http://www.MavensManor.com<br />
  2. 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.<br />The Los Angeles Aqueduct is extensively documented in the HAER collection with over 150 photos and 18 drawings. All the drawings are included here, but only a portion of the photos. You can view the record in its entirety by clicking here:<br />http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/CA3095/<br />For my presentation on the Los Angeles Aqueduct, click here.<br />
  3. 3. SLIDESHARE READERS, PLEASE NOTE:<br />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.<br /> If you still have trouble reading the drawings, try accessing them at HAER site:<br />http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/CA3095/<br />
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  8. 8. Owens River looking south to Crowley Lake<br />Mono Lake<br />Looking north from Long Valley Dam & Crowley Lake<br />Long Valley Dam, <br />start of Owens Gorge<br />
  9. 9. Owens Gorge, looking north<br />Pleasant Valley Reservoir<br />Located at bottom of Owens Gorge<br />
  10. 10. Alabama Gates, looking W/NW<br />Alabama Gates, looking S/SE<br />
  11. 11. Alabama Gates<br />
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  13. 13. Aqueduct, looking north to Alabama Hills<br />Aqueduct, Cottonwood Power Plant<br />
  14. 14. Owens Lake, looking north<br />Owens Lake, looking east<br />
  15. 15. South Haiwee Dam and Power Plant<br />North Haiwee Reservoir looking north<br />Owens Lake in the distance<br />
  16. 16. Haiwee Bypass Channel and beginning of the Second Aqueduct<br />Note: Aqueduct now travels in covered conduit, siphons or pipeline.<br />
  17. 17. South of Haiwee<br />Siphon, north of Jawbone<br />
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  19. 19. First and second aqueducts,<br />Crossing Mojave Desert<br />Pine Canyon Siphon<br />
  20. 20. First Aqueduct crossing Antelope Valley<br />Covered Conduit Crossing Antelope Valley<br />
  21. 21. Los Angeles Aqueduct crossing California Aqueduct<br />
  22. 22. Fairmont Reservoir, portal to Elizabeth Tunnel; California Aqueduct is in the foreground<br />Bouquet Reservoir<br />St. Francis Dam site<br />Soledad Siphon, Santa Clarita<br />
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  25. 25. Unlined channel, aqueduct intake to the Alabama Gates<br />Lined aqueduct channel, from the Alabama Gates to Haiwee<br />
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  27. 27. Covered conduit, First Aqueduct<br />Rose Valley<br />First Aqueduct, showing the original ribbed construction<br />
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  29. 29. East Portal of the Mono Craters Tunnel<br />Interior of tunnel, Elsmere Canyon to Cascades<br />
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  31. 31. Jawbone Siphon, First Aqueduct<br />The second aqueduct, welded steel construction <br />
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  33. 33. Aqueduct Intake<br />
  34. 34. The Owens River after the aqueduct intake.<br />(DWP was ordered by the court and has since begun restoration of the Lower Owens River.)<br />
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  36. 36. Earthen Dam at<br />Bouquet Reservoir<br />Intake Tower at<br />Tinnemaha Reservoir<br />
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  38. 38. Mulholland Dam*<br />*Note: These pictures are rare. For whatever reason, access to Mulholland Dam is difficult and photography is not allowed.<br />
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  40. 40. Owens Gorge Power Plants<br />Upper Gorge Power Plant<br />
  41. 41. Middle Gorge Power Plant<br />
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  43. 43. Control Gorge (lower)<br />
  44. 44. Cottonwood Power Plant<br />Raceway to intake<br />Diversion for Cottonwood Creek<br />Feeds into power plant below<br />Settling pond for the intake<br />
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  47. 47. San Francisquito CanyonPower Plant #1<br />
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  49. 49. San Francisquito CanyonPower Plant #2<br />
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  52. 52. Cascades for the first aqueduct<br />
  53. 53. Cascades for the second aqueduct<br />
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  55. 55. Fletcher Pump Station<br />Ever wonder what was inside those anonymous-looking DWP buildings around town?<br />Now you know!<br />
  56. 56. To view these documents and pictures online at the Library of Congress, visit:<br />http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/CA3095/<br />ABOUT THE HISTORIC AMERICAN ENGINEERING RECORD COLLECTION<br />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. <br />CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE COLLECTION<br />Want to know more?<br />Click here for a narrative slideshow on the Los Angeles Aqueduct <br />from Mavens Manor Productions<br />
  57. 57. Also available online<br />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.<br />How is electricity generated and delivered to our homes? Click here to find out!<br />Hottest, driest, lowest. Death Valley is all of these. Check out the wonders of Death Valley by clicking here.<br />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.<br />
  58. 58. Thank you for looking!<br />Chris Austin<br />Maven’s Manor Productions<br />http://www.MavensManor.com<br />For even more Maven, check out my photoblog at<br />http://wordpress.MavensPhotoblog.com<br />Learn more about California water at<br />http://www.mavensmanor.com/californias-water.html<br />For all the latest California water news, visit:<br />http://aquafornia.com<br />