The LA Aqueduct Cascades: A rare opportunity to step inside the facility

With the 100th anniversary of the Los Angeles Aqueduct being celebrated this week, the LA DWP gave a rare opportunity to step behind the gates and see the Cascades Facility, located close to the interchange of the I-5 and SR-14 freeways.

LA Aqueduct Cascades Nov 2013 #1Of course, I couldn’t resist.  They didn’t allow a lot of freedom to move about the facility – we were pretty much confined to a small area at the base of the aqueduct – no climbing up the hill.  🙁

LA Aqueduct Cascades Nov 2013 #10However, it was fun to be able to even get this close to it.

LA Aqueduct Cascades Nov 2013 #2LA Aqueduct Cascades Nov 2013 #4 LA Aqueduct Cascades Nov 2013 #5I would have liked to get a better angle on these … they dissipate the energy and aerate the water as it comes down the hill.  The water’s been in that pipe for awhile, once it arrives, so it could use a little mixing up …

LA Aqueduct Cascades Nov 2013 #6 LA Aqueduct Cascades Nov 2013 #7 LA Aqueduct Cascades Nov 2013 #8Here’s a plaque, explaining a little bit about the facility.

LA Aqueduct Cascades Nov 2013 #3LA Aqueduct Cascades Nov 2013 #9So long from the Aqueduct Cascades!

 

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