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Inland Feeder Online (2:10 minutes)
The Inland Feeder, a high-capacity, 44-mile long water delivery system, was designed to increase Southern California’s water supply reliability while minimizing the impact on the fragile Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. It will allow Metropolitan to take advantage of large volumes of water when available and deposit it in Diamond Valley Lake and local groundwater basins for use during dry periods and emergencies.



About Metropolitan’s World Water Forum (1:38 minutes)
Check out this video providing insights on the purpose and projects of the 2007-2009 grant program.


Metropolitan Begins Generating Solar Power (August 2009) (1:14 minutes)
Former Metropolitan board Chairman Timothy F. Brick flipped a switch signifying activation of a 10-acre field of solar panels at the district’s Robert A. Skinner Water Treatment Plant. The 1-megawatt solar installation will generate about 2.4 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean, renewable energy a year, nearly 25 percent of the power used by the plant and equal to the power used by about 250 homes annually.



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Bay Delta Conservation Plan (Dec. 2013) (4:39 minutes)
The Bay Delta Conservation Plan is a collaborative effort to make critical improvements in the stateís main water supply delivery system and preserve the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta environment.




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Diemer – Celebrating 50 Years (Oct. 2013) (4:50 minutes)
The Robert B. Diemer Water Treatment Plant celebrates a 50-year legacy of providing high-quality drinking water for Southern California.



Bay Delta Conservation Plan (March 2013) (10 minutes)
Video by the state Department of Water Resources describes the ecological and economic importance of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the basic elements of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. The plan seeks to preserve and enhance the Delta ecosystem for fish and wildlife while increasing the reliability of the Delta as a major source of water for homes, farms and industry.




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A Snapshot (Feb. 2013) (4:34 minutes)
Metropolitan has built and maintained a water supply system that is the cornerstone of the regionís $1 trillion economy and serves nearly 19 million Southern California residents.




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Colorado River Aqueduct (Jan. 2013) (3:06 minutes)
The Colorado River Aqueduct is considered one of the world’s engineering wonders and carries water across 242 miles to cities throughout Southern California.  It began construction in 1933 and became operational in 1941.




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Spring Green 2013 (3:11 minutes)
The annual Spring Green Expo raises awareness of environmental issues and provides resources for living and working in a more environmentally friendly manner. This video features student exhibits, photo exhibits, seminars, and sustainable products exhibited by vendors.




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Solar Cup Program (5:14 minutes)
Solar Cup is a seven-month program that begins in the fall, in which high school teams build and race solar-powered boats at Lake Skinner, in Temecula Valley.


The Dream Comes True (March 2010) (5:09 minutes)
A video history of Metropolitan, including early clips that show the 1928 building of the Colorado River aqueduct and how the district has evolved to keep step with public values such as water quality and stewardship. 





Water Saving Tips (May 2011) (2:00 minutes)
Please don’t forget to conserve water…every day.  Even if it rains.  Check out this video to learn how– inside and outside your home. 


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Diamond Valley Lake (2:57 minutes)
Southern California’s largest reservoir is nearly full. That is a turnaround from 2009, when a years-long drought reduced the lake to less than half its capacity.



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