Some articles on sdcwa:

Metropolitan Water District Of Southern California - History
... SDCWA was formed in 1944 to facilitate joining MWD, but did not do so until those opposed (mostly because of resentment of Los Angeles's dominance of MWD) were defeated by those in favor (FDR ordered the Navy to ... SDCWA got its first deliveries in 1947 and was buying half of MWD's water by 1949 ... The SDCWA annexation broke two traditions at MWD Member agencies had previously been cities (SDCWA was a water wholesaler) in the south coast basin (SDCWA was south of the basin) ...