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Object ID B-190-042
Title Break in the Santa Ana levee
City File Number B190-FloodRioHondoSanGabrielEtc-042
Description Aerial photo of a break in the Santa Ana levee, south of Anaheim.
More than six inches of rain fell throughout Southern California on March 2, 1938. Bridges were destroyed, highways sank, houses collapsed, and landslides were triggered throughout the city. From the San Gabriel Valley to the San Fernando Valley to the Pacific Palisades existing storm control drainage was no match for the overwhelming downpour.

(Complete file number is B190-FloodRioHondoSanGabrielEtc-042)
Date c. 1938
Place Anaheim, California
Collection Los Angeles City Archives Department of Engineering Historical Photos
Provenance City of Los Angeles Engineering Department
Cataloged by Sklar, Anna
Copyright Los Angeles City Archives, City Clerk
Photographer City of Los Angeles Engineering Staff
Search Terms Flooding
San Gabriel River
Rio Hondo
Subjects Flood damage California Santa Ana
Aerial photographsFlood damage California Santa Ana
Break in the Santa Ana levee, south of Anaheim
Flooding Rio Hondo River San Gabriel River
Rio Hondo River (Calif.)