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A water-providing marvel — and a 'death trap'

Nov 26, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
The All-American Canal, long an engineering, hydrological and agricultural wonder, has had another reputation in recent years: the spot where hundreds have drowned trying to make their way north.

The All-American Canal has long been known as an engineering, hydrological and agricultural marvel, delivering enormous amounts of Colorado River water to arid Imperial County and turning a desert into one of the world's most productive farming regions.