In 1916 A “Rainmaker” Was Hired To End San Diego’s Drought – But The Result Was A Devastating Flood

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It’s December 1915, and San Diego, California, has not seen wet weather for weeks. Desperate and drought-stricken, the authorities turn to an unlikely ally – Charles Hatfield, a man who claims to be able to make it rain. But Hatfield’s tricks seem all too successful, and the city soon finds itself drowning in an epic flood.

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