Moving California’s Water Supply

Together, California’s Central Valley Project and State Water Project stand as an engineering marvel that endowed the state with the ability to move water from the north to the arid south, permanently transforming California. View this segment to learn about

  • Robert Bradford Marshall’s network of dams and canals designed to move Northern California water to the Central Valley.
  • the rapid growth of California’s agricultural industry following the construction of the Central Valley Project.
  • California’s two water projects that bring fresh water for drinking from the San Francisco–San Joaquin Delta to 23 million people throughout the state.

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