In 1915, after four years of drought, the San Diego City Council decided to hire local "rainmaker" Charles M. Hatfield who promised to fill the Morena reservoir for a fee of $10,000.00. After he got to work in Jan. 1916, San Diego suffered the worst floods in its recorded history. Address:http://www.hatfieldrain.com/name.html The musical and the film with Burt Lancaster are based on these true events. Lucky coicidence? Or did he make it rain?