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Water from the Colorado River
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Purpose of Book Water is the life-blood of Southern California. We are able, with absolute accuracy, to measure our present development in terms of available water supplies. Whether or not this region is to maintain its present state of development and values and, in addition, enjoy continuing growth, depends entirely upon the provision made for the development of additional water supplies. Southern California is a semi-arid region. Its cities rapidly are exhausting their local water supply sources. The only remaining water source capable of meeting the needs of these cities is the Colorado River. The fifteen cities now comprising the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California are prepared to finance and build the Aqueduct works required to bring water from the Colorado River to their people. These fifteen cities possess property values totaling more than $5,000,000,000; they represent a total population of 1,711,000. Water from the Colorado River is needed to maintain the $5,000,000,000 of wealth now existing in the cities of the Metropolitan Water District and to meet the requirements of the people now residing in this area—to say nothing of a reasonable provision for future growth. This water is to be made available from the Colorado River. It is the purpose of this booklet to outline the Boulder Canyon Dam project on the Colorado River and the Metropolitan Aqueduct. Furthermore, it seems pertinent to indicate the extent of the population, industrial and agricultural resources of the Metropolitan area, which stand behind and urgently require Colorado River development. Page FIVE

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