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Los Angeles is putting a new spin on an old technology, returning to one of the oldest forms of irrigation: the water wheel. Aqueducts have played a significant role in Los Angelesâ€™ history, such as a waterwheel placed on the Zanja Madreâ€”the Mother Ditchâ€”in the 1860s thatÂ brought water from Rio Porciuncula to the Los Angeles River. As a dedication for the 100th anniversary of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, a new waterwheel designed by Metabolic Studio‘s Lauren Bon,Â will be installed near the same site by November 5th, 2013. Bon, an Annenberg heiress, artist, and philanthropist,Â gained notoriety for herÂ Not a CornfieldÂ installation that involved transforming 32 acres of brownfields into a fertile planting ground.