Operation and Maintenance of Colorado River Aqueduct

by Henry J. Mills, (F.ASCE), Gen. Mgr.; The Metropolitan Water Dist. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 1, Pg. 203-209

Document Type: Journal Paper


The 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct of The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California requires a highly efficient maintenance program to permit it to exceed its original design flow. Increased flow is achieved and maintained by modified centrifugal pump impellers, daily canal cleaning, well-trained and equipped maintenance crews, mobile shops, careful coordination of maintenance activities, and a card index controlled space parts inventory.

Subject Headings: Maintenance | Rivers and streams | River flow | Water flow | Flow control | Aqueducts | Urban areas | Water conservation | Colorado River | California | United States

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