Tuesday, January 12, noon-1pm
Dam the Water and Pray for Rain
The story of San Diego is inextricably bound up with the story of water; people cannot long
survive in a region without access to this most vital resource. This presentation starts with a
brief look at how indigenous groups, and early Spanish and Mexican settlers were shaped by
water considerations. After California joined the United States, water agencies, plans, and
infrastructure blossomed, bringing the presentation into the modern era.