|Title||Break in the Santa Ana levee|
|City File Number||B190-FloodRioHondoSanGabrielEtc-042|
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)
|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|
San Gabriel River
Flood damage California Santa Ana
Aerial photographsFlood damage California Santa Ana
Break in the Santa Ana levee, south of Anaheim
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