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Water in the Western United States

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Discover the story of one of the most critical resources in Southern California and its neighboring regions — water. The tumultuous legacy of water in the west, including its distribution, augmentation and use, can be better understood through our expansive collection of blueprints, correspondence, ephemera, ledgers, legal papers, maps, pamphlets, photographs, plans, reports, scrapbooks, and technical documents from engineers, water managers, and distribution companies.