Design of California Aqueduct

by Harald D. Frederiksen,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1969, Vol. 95, Issue 2, Pg. 307-328

Document Type: Journal Paper


Design of the California Aqueduct Project by the California Department of Water Resources considered scheme of operation as an integral component of the physical design of the system. The scheme of operation was based on an analysis of existing water delivery projects, definition of project functions, and extensive analysis which included the use of computer simulation. Development of a controlled volume concept of operation and design for remote control made possible greater reliability, more efficient operation and rapid response in emergencies. The result is an aqueduct designed and constructed to reliably, efficiently and economically deliver water to the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Aqueducts | Water conservation | Integrals | Terminology and definition | Computer analysis | Computer models | Traffic engineering | California | United States

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