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California Aqueduct
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The Delta–Mendota Canal (left) and the California Aqueduct (right) near Tracy, California
Begins Clifton Court Forebay, Contra Costa County
37°49′48″N 121°33′25″W / 37.829927°N 121.556894°W / 37.829927; -121.556894
Ends West Branch
Castaic Lake, Los Angeles County
34°35′15″N 118°39′25″W / 34.587379°N 118.656893°W / 34.587379; -118.656893
East Branch
Silverwood Lake, San Bernardino County
34°18′12″N 117°19′12″W / 34.303457°N 117.319908°W / 34.303457; -117.319908
Coastal Branch
Lake Cachuma, Santa Barbara County
34°35′12″N 119°58′52″W / 34.586656°N 119.980975°W / 34.586656; -119.980975
Official name Governor Edmund G. Brown California Aqueduct
Maintained by California Department of Water Resources
Characteristics
Total length Total: 444 mi (715 km)
Main: 304 mi (489 km)
East Branch: 140 mi (230 km)
Width 110 ft (34 m) max.
Height 40 ft (12 m) max.
Capacity 13,100 cu ft/s (370 m3/s) max
History
Construction start 1963
Opened Coastal Branch 1997
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The California Aqueduct is a system of aqueducts in the Central Valley in California, in the United States. It carries water from the Cascade Range about 715 miles (1,151 km) to southern California. Three major reservoirs are on the aqueduct: Bethany, Castaic, and Silverwood.

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