Hinds Pumping Plant, California

Hinds is the last of five major pumping plants along the Colorado River Aqueduct, which is one of the three major aqueducts that bring water to Los Angeles. It has the highest lift of all of the plants. The aqueduct was completed in 1941, and carries water 242 miles from Lake Havasu, on the Colorado River, to Lake Matthews in western Riverside County. Each of the remote art-deco style pumping stations has a small village to house the operators of the facility and their families.