Water Glossary

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  • Wadsworth

    Hiram W. Wadsworth, prominent Pasadena proponent of building an aqueduct to urban Southern California from the Colorado River and a founder of the Metropolitan Water District, after whom the pumping plant at Diamond Valley Lake was named.

  • Weymouth

    F.E. Weymouth, Metropolitan's first chief engineer and general manager, 1929-41; after whom Metropolitan's first treatment plant at La Verne, in Los Angeles County, was named.

  • WSDM Plan

    Water Surplus and Drought Management Plan, developed by Metropolitan and its member agencies in 1998 and 1999, and adopted by the board in April 1999. Replaced IICP. Identifies the expected sequence of resource management actions Metropolitan will take during surpluses and shortages