The simple, straightforward story presented here by Dorothea Lange and Pirkle Jones is an understatement -purposely an understatement. Under the swelling pressure of a sky-rocketing birth rate, places for people to live and water for crops and factories has become critical.
THE DEVELOPMENT, DISTRIBUTION AND CONTROL OF WATER HAS BECOME CALIFORNIA'S BIGGEST PROBLEM. THE NEW CALIFORNIA IS COMING IN WITH A ROAR AND THE NEW PEOPLE ARE BRINGING WITH THEM THE GREATEST POPULATION INCREASE EVER WITNESSED IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.
The reservoir site "shall be cleared of all trees, stumps, brush, and other woody growth more than 5 feet high and having a butt dimension of more than 2 inches. All fences shall be removed . . . no logs, or branches or charred pieces shall be permitted to remain."