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Aqueducts In America
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My Scoop on Aqueducts in America

    An aqueduct is a canal or ditch used to carry water from one place to another.  They are generally used in farming to help get water from a lake or reservoir to the fields for helping water the plants. In the past they were used to help carry water from various bodies of water to the inlands of society so everyone could have access to water.

    Aqueducts are famously used by the Romans and date back to the seventh century BCE in Greece. The canals are made of mostly limestone and some disadvantages to them are that they leak alot and more than 55% of the water is lost to that or to evaporation. In the United States, New York and Los Angeles depend somewhat on aqueducts for their daily use. Tje Catskill brings fresh clean water to New York over 120 miles from the lakes of the Catskill Mountains.

    In the U.S.A. there are five states with aquaducts. One of the most prodominate ones is in Arizona. This is the Cental Arizona Prodject (CAP). The redirects and transports water from the colorado river. It takes it to Central and southern Arizona. This water is used for irrigation of Almos 405,000 Hectares of irrigated agricultural land area througout Arizona.

 

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Diagram of an Aqueduct

Diagram of an Aqueduct | APES: Aqueducts | Scoop.it

This is a diagram of an aqueduct and how it works.

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The Roman Aqueducts

Romans constructed numerous aqueducts to supply water to cities and industrial sites. These aqueducts were among the greatest engineering feats of the ancien...
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Aqueduct from 1829

Aqueduct from 1829 | APES: Aqueducts | Scoop.it

This is a painting of an American aqueduct from 1829.

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An Aqueduct in America

An Aqueduct in America | APES: Aqueducts | Scoop.it

This picture is of an American aqueduct.

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