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Saint Francis Dam

General Information

Completion: 1926
Status: collapsed (1928)

Project Type

Structure: Gravity dam
Function / usage: Fresh water dam
Material: Concrete dam

Location

Location: , , ,
Impounds:
  • San Francisquito Creek

Technical Information

Dimensions

height 63.44 m

Materials

dam structure concrete

Chronology

12 March 1928

Excessive leakage causes William Mulholland to inspect the dam who reports it to be perfectly safe.

13 March 1928

The dam gives way and the flood kills roughly 400 people.

Notes

The dam failure was blamed on unstable rock foundations.

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20001408
  • Date created
    31/03/2001
  • Last Update
    22/07/2014