ST. FRANCIS DAM DISASTER SITE


The 185-foot concrete St. Francis Dam, part of the Los Angeles aqueduct system, stood a mile and a half north of this spot. On March 12, 1928, just before midnight, it collapsed and sent over twelve billion gallons of water roaring down the valley of the Santa Clara River. Over 450 lives were lost in this, one of California’s greatest disasters.

Designation:
• State Historical Site (919)
Visited: 03/22/2015
Location
• Plaque Location: Map
• Dam Location: Map
Website: N/A
Articles & Reference:
The Mulholland’s Dam Vanishing Act