The “hydraulic hearts” of Southern California

Another terrific CA water story from Bettina Boxall of the LATimes, this one on how soaring energy costs — up to 80% higher in the next decade — will force local water agencies to think about local water supplies. 

To pump water up just this 500 feet, carrying water from the Colorado River, is only really practical with low-cost power from Hoover Dam. And that contract is going away.


Boxall describes this, the Julian Hinds Pumping Plant, as one of the "hyrdaulic hearts" of Southern California. 

Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

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