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9781609494490

Great Crescenta Valley Flood : New Year's Day 1934

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    9781609494490

  • ISBN10:

    1609494490

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-10-30
  • Publisher: History Pr

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Summary

The story of the catastrophic Crescenta Valley flood that took nearly fifty lives on New Year's Day 1934.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. 11
The Unique Geology of the San Gabriel Mountainsp. 13
The Rural Character of the Crescenta Valley in the 1930sp. 15
Elfin Forests to Raging Firestorms: Nature's Wayp. 17
Desperate Measures in the Wake of the Pickens Firep. 29
Land of Contrasts: Droughts and Delugesp. 33
Floodwaters Trump Growth: 1914p. 37
Tenuous Interlude: 1926-1933p. 45
December Rains: Prelude to Disasterp. 49
Volunteers and Government Workers Meet the Challenges of Flood Devastationp. 89
Flood Control-A Plea For Helpp. 99
Reforestation v. Debris Basins: The Army Corps of Engineers Winsp. 103
Are We Really Safe?p. 109
Epiloguep. 115
Closurep. 119
Flood Stories and Eyewitness Accountsp. 121
Suggested Readingp. 155
Indexp. 157
About the Authorsp. 160
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