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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Whitsett Intake
Whitsett Intake: This pumping plant is the starting point of the Colorado River Aqueduct and is named for W.P. Whitsett, Metropolitan’s first board chairman. It is the first of five Colorado River Aqueduct pumping plants and lifts water 291 feet, from an elevation of 450 feet above sea level to 741 feet.