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Los Angeles’ water future remains challenged by drought, short supplies

By Dana Bartholomew, Los Angeles Daily News


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A century ago, Los Angeles opened an epic waterway that ran 233 miles from the eastern Sierra to sate the thirst of its expanding city. But the L.A. Aqueduct wasn’t enough.

Another line later tapped into the Colorado River, but it also wasn’t enough to sustain the growth boom across Southern California. Yet another then dipped into the sensitive Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta, but its southern stream now has been cut by a third.

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