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    • Map of the lands of Los Angeles Canal and Reservoir Company, December 1870

    • Reservoirs--California; Irrigation--California; Land subdivision--California--Los Angeles County; Surveying--California--Los Angeles County--19th century; Surveying--California--History; California--Maps
    • William Moore worked as a surveyor for the Los Angeles City and County as early as the 1850s. In the late 1860s and 1870s, Moore started working for the Los Angeles Canal and Reservoir Company to establish a system of canals to bring water from the...
    • Map of the Carpenter Place, Santa Gertrudes Rancho, September 1888

    • San Gabriel River (Calif.); Rivers--California; Ranches--California; Irrigation--California; Surveying--California--Los Angeles County--19th century; Surveying--California--History; California--Maps
    • E. T. (Edward Thomas) Wright was county surveyor three times in Los Angeles County, his first term beginning in 1884 and his last ending in 1898. He also served as county surveyor for San Bernadino County. Partnering with W. B. Nicholson, he formed...
    • Big Pine Canal. Los Angeles City Illegal Diversion Ditch

    • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power;
    • Diversion ditch from Big Pine Canal, most likely illegally cut by City of Los Angeles employees in August 1924. The ditch is now filled in, and the Big Pine Canal (background, lined with brush) was no longer in use a source of irrigation water for...
    • Big Pine Canal. Los Angeles City Illegal Diversion Ditch

    • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power;
    • Diversion ditch from Big Pine Canal, most likely illegally cut by City of Los Angeles employees in August 1924. The ditch is now filled in, and the Big Pine Canal (background, lined with brush) was no longer in use a source of irrigation water for...
    • Owens Valley water pumping from well into ditch

    • Wellheads; Water-pipes; Plants; Wells--California--Owens Valley; Groundwater--California--Owens Valley; Irrigation--California; Los Angeles Aqueduct (Calif.); Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • Well probably owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles, pumping groundwater into ditches that bring water to the Los Angeles Aqueduct. To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water rights...
    • Big Pine, ditch and black headgate: street view

    • Ditches; Water-pipes; Sidewalks; Storefronts; Shovels; Dollies (Moving equipment); Automobiles; Streets; Buildings--California--Big Pine; Irrigation--California; Los Angeles Aqueduct (Calif.); Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water...
    • To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water rights in the Owens Valley in 1905. The Los Angeles Aqueduct was completed in 1913 to bring Owens Valley water to the city. During the 1920s, the...
    • Owens Valley water pumping from well into ditch

    • Water-pipes; Ditches; Plants; Wells--California--Owens Valley; Groundwater--California--Owens Valley; Canals--California--Owens Valley; Irrigation--California; Los Angeles Aqueduct (Calif.); Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water...
    • Well probably owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles, pumping groundwater into ditches that bring water to the Los Angeles Aqueduct. To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water rights...
    • Big Pine, Clarke farm, abandoned

    • Abandoned farms--California--Big Pine; Abandoned buildings--California--Big Pine; Ruins--California--Owens Valley; Land use; Irrigation--California; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • It is likely that the farm was formerly owned by Big Pine resident Charles C. Clarke, but later purchased and abandoned by the City of Los Angeles. To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water...
    • Owens Valley canal bringing water to Los Angeles Aqueduct

    • Water-pipes; Ditches; Plants; Wells--California--Owens Valley; Groundwater--California--Owens Valley; Canals--California--Owens Valley; Irrigation--California; Los Angeles Aqueduct (Calif.); Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water...
    • Well probably owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles, pumping groundwater into ditches that bring water to the Los Angeles Aqueduct. To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water rights...
    • Owens Valley well behind barbed wire

    • Wellheads; Plants; Barbed wire; Fences; Wells--California--Owens Valley; Irrigation--California; Los Angeles Aqueduct (Calif.); Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • Well probably owned and operated by City of Los Angeles, pumping groundwater into ditches that bring water to the Los Angeles Aqueduct. To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water rights in...
    • Big Pine, Clarke farm, abandoned

    • Abandoned farms--California--Big Pine; Abandoned buildings--California--Big Pine; Ruins--California--Owens Valley; Land use; Irrigation--California; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • It is likely that the farm was formerly owned by Big Pine resident Charles C. Clarke, but later purchased and abandoned by the City of Los Angeles. To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water...
    • Los Angeles Aqueduct canal in Owens Valley

    • Canals--California--Owens Valley; Irrigation--California; Los Angeles Aqueduct (Calif.); Plants; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water rights in the Owens Valley in 1905. In 1913, the Los Angeles Aqueduct was completed to bring Owens Valley water to the city. This canal was part of...
    • Owens Valley water pumping from well into ditch

    • Water-pipes; Ditches; Wellheads; Wells--California--Owens Valley; Groundwater--California--Owens Valley; Canals--California--Owens Valley; Irrigation--California; Water-supply--California--Management; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water...
    • Well probably owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles, pumping groundwater into ditches that bring water to the Los Angeles Aqueduct. To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water rights...
    • Owens Valley water pumping from well into ditch

    • Water-pipes; Ditches; Wellheads; Wells--California--Owens Valley; Groundwater--California--Owens Valley; Canals--California--Owens Valley; Irrigation--California; Water-supply--California--Management; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water...
    • Well probably owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles, pumping groundwater into ditches that bring water to the Los Angeles Aqueduct. To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water rights...

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