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Old water distribution system unearthed in San Gabriel Valley

The San Gabriel River
The San Gabriel River
Courtesy San Gabriel River Discovery Center

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Water played a key role in the building of Southern California. Recently,  archaeologists got a better sense of how the wet stuff was channeled many years ago.

An ancient distribution system was unearthed under old Union Pacific railroad tracks in the San Gabriel Valley, east of Los Angeles.  

Here to talk about his discovery is John Dietler, an archaeologist with the environmental consulting firm SWCA.