Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Great Flood of 1938: March Storms Took Big Toll.
California Highways and Public Works Magazine.


Three separate storms during the period December 11 to March 4, damaged State highways and structures to the extent of $8,000,000. December and February storms took their heaviest toll in the northern part of the State, while the March storm concentrated on the southern section. The damage for the entire period, however, was almost equally divided between the two areas.

December and March storms, which caused over 90 per cent of the damage, were of three to five days duration and brought rains of cloudburst proportions to the higher altitudes, while establishing record-breaking hourly and daily precipitation records in the valley and coastal regions.

The March storm, which this article describes, swept in from a low-pressure area over the Pacific which extended from the Aleutian Islands south to a point about 800 miles west of San Francisco. Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura, and San Bernardino counties suffered the brunt of its attack.

In This Edition.

March Storms Took Big Toll, Illustrated

High Waters in Barton Wash Rip Away Wing on Bridge

Maintenance Crews of Division of Highways Praised

Scenes of Highway Damage in Southern California

Pictures of Storm Damage in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties

Map Showing Locations of Storm Damage in Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange Counties

View of Flood Damage in City of San Bernardino

Waters of Coyote Creek in Los Angeles and Santa Clara River in Ventura Go on Rampage

Damage to Bridges Heavy, Illustrated

Map Showing Locations of Damage in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties

Picture of Damage on Highway Route 79 Near Fillmore

Streams Tear Out Highways in District XI, Illustrated

Pictures of Bridges Damaged by Floods

Snow Removal to Date Totals One Hundred Million Cubic Yards

Pictures of Snow Removal Crews and Equipment on Donner Summit

El Camino Real Project in San Diego Dedicated by Governor, Illustrated

Views of New Highway Between Oceanside and San Onofre

Governor Joins San Diego and Orange Counties in "Wedding" Ceremony

Ceremonies Launch Work on Arroyo Seco Highway, Illustrated

Snow Removal Crews Commended

Bay Bridge is Provided with Air Analyser, Illustrated

Elevating Grader Cuts Construction Costs, Illustrated

Monthly Report of the Division of Water Resources

R.M. Cillis Wins Promotion

In Memoriam Charles Stockton Pope - Samuel Alexander Hart

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LW3356: Magazine purchased 2018 by Leon Worden. Download individual pages here.
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