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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1993
Search-and-rescue teams dredged the California Aqueduct in Palmdale on Monday looking for a man who had fallen into the canal, but called off the search by early evening. The man, who was not identified, fell into the aqueduct about 9 a.m. while he and his 5-year-old son fished near 60th Street West, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Ron Shreves. The son, who saw his father fall in, called to nearby adults who then called the Sheriff's Department, Shreves said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1992
Authorities have identified a 31-year-old Lancaster man found dead in an Antelope Valley aqueduct, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said Saturday. Herbert Guidry's body was discovered by divers near 60th Street West and Avenue N in Palmdale about 6 p.m. Friday, said L. Shelton, a supervising investigator with the county coroner's officer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI
A 32-year-old man was discovered dead in an Antelope Valley aqueduct Friday evening, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The man, whose identity was being withheld pending notification of relatives, was discovered by divers near 60th Street West and Avenue N in Palmdale, Deputy Gil Arce said. Sheriff's deputies launched a search for a missing person after a vehicle filled with fishing equipment had been parked near the California Aqueduct for more than a day, Arce said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1991 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the cockpit of his souped-up State Police airplane, Tom Roberts scans the California Aqueduct, snaking across the brown carpet of the Mojave Desert like a discarded blue ribbon. The ground is perilously close--only 300 feet below his wings--but Roberts must fly that low to see what he needs to see: two motorcyclists preparing to swim in the cool, treacherous waters of the aqueduct near Hesperia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1991
The California Department of Water Resources said Wednesday that Southern California's water supply was not threatened by the "minuscule" amount of diesel fuel that spilled into the California Aqueduct from a truck accident in the northwestern corner of Los Angeles County. Department spokesman Jerry Reynolds said the amount was so small that the state was not taking any extraordinary measures to deal with it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1991
A big-rig truck involved in a traffic accident went off a remote two-lane road and spilled an unknown amount of diesel fuel into the California Aqueduct in the northwestern corner of Los Angeles County, authorities said. The tractor-trailer collided with another vehicle on California 138, three miles east of the Golden State Highway near Gorman about 9:53 p.m., said Officer Rick Serrano of the California Highway Patrol.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1991
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NEWS
May 28, 1991 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The State Water Project is as controversial today as it was in 1960, when it was passed by voters after one the most acrimonious campaigns in California history. Environmentalists say pumping so much freshwater out of the Sacramento Delta to meet state and federal water project demands has seriously damaged the estuary and endangered fish populations. They say the ecological problems could worsen if the project is expanded.
NEWS
May 28, 1991 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the western slope of the Diamond Mountains in the northern Sierra, high above Wildcat Ridge and Moonlight Peak, a narrow mountain stream fed by melting snow courses down a sheer granite face. This is the source. This is the water that eventually flows more than 700 miles, into mountain creeks, through dams and deltas, onto canals and out of pipelines until it reaches Southern California.
NEWS
April 14, 1991
A small fire Saturday destroyed the roof of a water pumping station on the California Aqueduct about 16 miles southeast of Palmdale, but it did not affect the flow of water to Southern California, authorities said. Lonnie Long, division chief for the state Department of Water Resources, said the fire at the Pearblossom station broke out shortly before 5:30 p.m., after workers completed roof repair work. "The exact cause is under investigation," he said.
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