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    Charles F. Outland (1977)

    Man-made Disaster: the Story of the St. Francis Dam

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    Arthur H. Clark Company, Glendale, California.

        

    The classic, authoritative account of the 1928 collapse of Saint Francis Dam in San Francisquito Canyon, located in the eastern Santa Clara River watershed. The dam's collapse resulted in at least 450 known fatalities and generated an flood whose peak velocity is thought to have been approximately 500,000 - 800,000 cfs.


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