Los Angeles: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, 1935. Second printing. pp. Oblong octavo [15 cm x 23 cm] Color illustrated wrappers. About very good. Fold-out color bird's eye map [15 cm x 46 cm] Present at the rear and in bright condition. Item #4865
Work that offers a brief description of the Colorado River Aqueduct and the then unfinished Boulder [Hoover] Dam, illustrated with numerous black and white views, and the excellent color map. Water exhibit souvenir of the California Pacific International Exposition in San Diego, 1935.
"On this map we see the Boulder Dam built by the United States Government. We see the location of the great electric power transmission line that will deliver power from Boulder Dam to five pumping plants along the Aqueduct. The power will raise Aqueduct water over mountain barriers. Water from the Colorado River - a billion gallons a day - will be delivered to the cities in the Metropolitan Water District - and the cities which may later enter the District. How the Aqueduct will deliver this unfailing and abundant water supply to all parts of the Metropolitan Water District is graphically revealed on the map."