Posts Tagged ‘Pipelines’

19th August
2010
written by Richard

Water flowing from the San Diego Aqueduct into the San Vicente Reservoir.

San Diego today imports about 80% of its water supply.  But until 1947 all of our water came from local wells and reservoirs.  This article explains how our addiction to outside water supplies began just after World War II:   The story of the San Diego Aqueduct.

23rd April
2010
written by Richard

A redwood pipe past its prime.

There wasn’t a lawn in the city.  But some people went without baths so they could water their pet shrubs.  Everybody with money left town.  Those who remained became water experts . . .

Read about the Wooden Pipeline to San Diego.