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Historical Flood Photographs

Historical Flood Photographs

WRCA has extensive archival and manuscript holdings. Among these holdings are approximately 10,000 photographs documenting a wide variety of water-related topics, including floods and flood control projects. The photographs displayed here are from 3 manuscript collections, the Erwin Cooper Collection, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transcripts of Public Hearings Collection, and a collection documenting the Preliminary examination of San Lorenzo River in Santa Cruz County, California, for flood control.

Title: Sandbagging Twitchell Island
Date: December 27, 1964
Source: California Dept. of Water Resources
Collection: Erwin Cooper Collection
Original image size: 8 x 9.5 in.
Call no.: MS 76/10 no. 30

Title: Flood around Gridley Area, Feather River
Date: October 14, 1962
Source: California Dept. of Water Resources
Collection: Erwin Cooper Collection
Original image size: 8 x 9.5 in.
Call no.: MS 76/10 no. 30

Title: Flooding at Isleton, Sacramento River
Date: Unknown
Collection: Erwin Cooper Collection
Original image size: 8 x 9.5 in.
Call no.: MS 76/10 no. 30

Title: Lancaster, Sierra Highway at Avenue J, Antelope Valley
Date: February 1969
Source: Arthur E. Bruington, Chief Engineer, Los Angeles County Flood Control District
Collection: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transcripts Collection
Original image size: 8 x 9.5 in.
Call no.: MS 97/1 A68 1970 Exhibit 1

Title: Littlerock Creek, Avenue T Bridge Washed Out, Antelope Valley
Date: February 1969
Source: Arthur E. Bruington, Chief Engineer, Los Angeles County Flood Control District
Collection: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transcripts Collection
Original image size: 4.5 x 6.5 in.
Call no.: MS 97/1 A68 1970 Exhibit 1

Title: Littlerock Creek, Looking West along Palmdale Blvd., Antelope Valley
Date: February 1969
Source: Arthur E. Bruington, Chief Engineer, Los Angeles County Flood Control District
Collection: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transcripts Collection
Original image size: 4.5 x 6.5 in.
Call no.: MS 97/1 A68 1970 Exhibit 1

Title: Amargosa Creek, Antelope Valley
Date: February 1969
Source: Arthur E. Bruington, Chief Engineer, Los Angeles County Flood Control District
Collection: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transcripts Collection
Original image size: 4.5 x 6.5 in.
Call no.: MS 97/1 A68 1970 Exhibit 1

Title: Petaluma Flood, Wilson Street & E. Court Street
Date: December 22, 1955
Collection: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transcripts Collection
Original image size: 6 x 9 in.
Call no.: MS 97/1 P47 1968 Exhibit F

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