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Wayne Aspinall Congressmen from Colorado who served as chairman of the House of Interior Committee in the late 1969 Denied California Arizona water projects because they voted against his Colorado projects David Brower As a devote conservationist Brower strongly opposed dams and repeatedly fought the Bureau of Reclamation He battled then-Commissioner Floyd Dominy over Grand Canyon dams and won Edmund G Brown Sr Brown became the California State governor in 1958 Him and his son Jerry also helped put together the State Water Project Californias most expensive water system Jimmy Carter President Carter developed a hit list of water projects he wanted Congress to eliminate clearly a non-advocate of federal funded state water systems He made many enemies including the press and as a result he couldnt get reelected Jim Casey Deputy chief of planning for the Bureau of Reclamation in the 1960s Crucial in the Texas Water Plan First to realize the danger of overusing the Ogallala Aquifer and recruited Texan Bankers to support his conservation efforts Henry Chandler Came to Los Angeles for his health and discovered money-making opportunities He became Harrison Otiss circulation manager for the Times Used his power in media to help run the scam that brought water from the Owens River to Los Angeles Floyd Elgin Dominy Commissioner of Bureau of Reclamation from 1959 - 1969 Ruthless powerful manipulative Was the agencys contact man for Congress members desiring water projects in their states As time went by he began losing many battles with environmentalists and was fired from the Bureau William Mulholland Replaced Fred Eaton as superintendent of the Los Angeles Water Company Helped buy enough land in the Owens Valley to build an aqueduct Built the Saint Francis Dam in 1928 which later collapsed destroying the San Francisquito Canyon General Harrison Gray Otis Helped develop Times and Mirror He soon took control of all circulation routes befriending his partner
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