Photo, Print, Drawing Colorado River Aqueduct, From Colorado River to Lake Mathews, Parker Dam, San Bernardino County, CA

[ Photos from Survey HAER CA-226  ]

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About this Item

Title
Colorado River Aqueduct, From Colorado River to Lake Mathews, Parker Dam, San Bernardino County, CA
Contributor Names
Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Weymouth, Frank E
Hinds, Julian
Whitsett, W P
Mulholland, William
Metropolitan Water District of South California
Los Angeles Bureau of Water Works & Supply
Lowe, Jet, photographer
Created / Published
Documentation compiled after 1968
Subject Headings
-  aqueducts
-  canals
-  California -- San Bernardino County -- Parker Dam
-  California -- Riverside County -- Riverside
Notes
-  Significance: The Colorado River Aqueduct pumps water from the Colorado River through, over, and across mountains and desert in a 242-mile-long march to the coastal plain of Southern California. When completed, it was one of the longest water-conveyance facilities in the world. The aqueduct includes power lines, tunnels, siphons, covered conduits, open canals, dams, reservoirs, and five pumping plants, involving ingenious engineering solutions and newly-introduced construction equipment. The project also employed over 35,000 people during its eight-year span and as many as 10,000 at one time, making it southern California's single-largest work opportunity during the Great Depression. In 1995, the Colorado River Aqueduct was named a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Today, it is the major water supply for urban and suburban southern California.
-  Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N732
-  Survey number: HAER CA-226
-  Building/structure dates: 1941 Initial Construction
-  Building/structure dates: ca. 1952 Subsequent Work
-  Building/structure dates: ca. 1965 Subsequent Work
Medium
Photo(s): 14
Color Transparencies: 1
Measured Drawing(s): 25
Data Page(s): 80
Photo Caption Page(s): 1
Call Number/Physical Location
HAER CAL,36-PARD.V,1-
Source Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Control Number
ca2472
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
Language
English
Online Format
image
pdf
Description
Photo(s): 14 | Color Transparencies: 1 | Measured Drawing(s): 25 | Data Page(s): 80 | Photo Caption Page(s): 1

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, Frank E Weymouth, Julian Hinds, W P Whitsett, William Mulholland, Metropolitan Water District Of South California, and Los Angeles Bureau Of Water Works & Supply, Lowe, Jet, photographer. Colorado River Aqueduct, From Colorado River to Lake Mathews, Parker Dam, San Bernardino County, CA. Anaheim Arizona California La Paz County Los Angeles Los Angeles County Orange County Parker Parker Dam Riverside Riverside County San Bernardino County San Diego San Diego County, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/ca2472/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, C., Weymouth, F. E., Hinds, J., Whitsett, W. P., Mulholland, W., Metropolitan Water District Of South California & Los Angeles Bureau Of Water Works & Supply, Lowe, J., photographer. (1968) Colorado River Aqueduct, From Colorado River to Lake Mathews, Parker Dam, San Bernardino County, CA. Anaheim Arizona California La Paz County Los Angeles Los Angeles County Orange County Parker Parker Dam Riverside Riverside County San Bernardino County San Diego San Diego County, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ca2472/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, et al., photographer by Lowe, Jet. Colorado River Aqueduct, From Colorado River to Lake Mathews, Parker Dam, San Bernardino County, CA. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ca2472/>.