Vista Del Lago Visitors Center, California

A visitors center containing state-of-the art displays about water in California. $2.5 million in video touch screens, displays of objects, dioramas, educational films, and three-dimensional models, explain the water supply system that supports the population of Southern California (from the point of view of one of the major suppliers, The Metropolitan Water District, which raised the funds for the exhibit). The display describes the components of the system, from the Oroville reservoir in Northern California, through the aqueducts and pumping stations, to the lawns of Los Angeles. The display is housed in a large, hexagonal structure, built for this purpose in 1993, and perched above Pyramid Lake, one of the principal reservoirs in the system.