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History & First Annual Report, Commemorative Edition

Annual Financial Report 2009 

The commemorative copy of the history and first annual report of The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California was published in 1939. This commemorative edition is provided in recognition of the 70th anniversary of the first day water from the Colorado River Aqueduct was delivered to a Member Agency on June 17, 1941.



    General Information
       Table of Contents
       Letter of Transmittal

   Chapter 1 -- Need for the Colorado River Aqueduct
   Chapter 2 -- Early Developments
   Chapter 3 -- Surveys by the City of Los Angeles
   Chapter 4 -- Preliminary Engineering Work
   Chapter 5 -- Location and Design
   Chapter 6 – Financing
   Chapter 7 -- Construction Utilities
   Chapter 8 -- Main Aqueduct Tunnels

Chapter 9 -- Canal, Cut-and-Cover Conduit, and Inverted Siphons
Chapter 10 -- Dams and Reservoirs
Chapter 11 -- Pumping Plants and Transmission Lines
Chapter 12 -- Distribution System
Chapter 13 -- Specifications and Contracts
Chapter 14 -- Testing and Inspection
Chapter 15 -- Miscellaneous Activities
Chapter 16 -- Corporate Organization, Purposes, and Powers of the District

   Map and Profile of Aqueduct
   Metropolitan Water District Act

Page updated: July 12, 2011