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California water wars spotlight: MWD, the 800 lb gorilla

MWD service area (mwdh2o.com)

Even more than Central and Imperial Valley agriculture, the behemoth Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is the primary power in the California water wars. They supply 1.7 billion gallons of water a day to 17 million people in several southern California counties via a byzantine system that brings in water from hundreds of miles away.

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