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Water from the Colorado River
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Aqueduct Facts Following seven years of exhaustive engineering investigation and a careful study of some 60,000 square miles of Colorado River mountain and desert country, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California selected the general route for the Metropolitan Aqueduct by action of the Board of Directors on January 16, 1931. Table of Aqueduct Facts Point where water will be diverted from river...Upper Parker Canyon Location of Parker intake........................155 miles below Hoover Dam 57 miles below Needles, Calif. Length of Aqueduct ...............................................266 miles Number of tunnels.......... .............................................40 Length of longest tunnel .......................................12.95 miles Total length of tunnels ........................................93.67 miles Total length of pipe lines .....................................18.86 miles Length of grade conduit .......................................154.38 miles Diameter of tunnels .............................................16.1 feet Height of conduits ...............................................16.9 feet Width of conduits ................................................19.7 feet Height of diversion dam.............................................72 feet Initial elevation of water surface.................................450 feet Water delivered to cities per year........................930,000 acre feet Ample terminal reservoirs will also be provided for seasonal regulation and emergency storage purposes, and a distribution system constructed to the local reservoirs of each member city. Only by the construction of the Metropolitan Aqueduct may water from the Colorado River be made available to the cities on Southern California Coastal Plain. Hoover Dam and the Colorado River are almost 300 miles from the cities in need of water. Page TWENTY-ONE

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