History has proven that importing water is feasible. Water import projects started with the L.A. aqueduct from the Owens River, which was completed in 1913. As L.A. grew, more projects were engineered and built: the Hoover Dam in 1935, the Colorado River Aqueduct in 1941, and the State Water Project in 1973. These were costly. Compared to any one of these water projects, a Salton Sea Aqueduct to bring in ocean water would be relatively cheap and quite simple.