https://www.waternewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Water-Pipe-1911-15.jpg 611 412 Gayle Falkenthal https://www.waternewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/water-news-network.png Gayle Falkenthal2018-07-05 00:05:522018-06-26 17:49:541911: Laying Water Pipe To Serve San Diego’s Growing Population
1911: Laying Water Pipe To Serve San Diego’s Growing Population
At the turn of the century, San Diego County began experiencing tremendous urban growth. To meet the growing need of the population, water development began in earnest. It started a transition from relying on well water to impounding river water in the county’s mountains, and then moving it into the urbanized areas. The next few decades were dominated by the clash of interests between agricultural interests and development interests, promises for water delivery, and the usual cycles of drought and floods.