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Title
Aerial view, San Gabriel Dam No. 1
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1937
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Aerial view of San Gabriel Dam No. 1, the highest earth-filled dam in the world. Photo shows the down stream side. At lower right is the 30-foot penstock which served as a diversion tunnel during the construction. The dam is 1500 feet long on top, 381 feet high. It is built of six zones of different materials to achieve earthquake-proof construction. Chief value of the dam, which spans the San Gabriel canyon above Azusa, is to regulate run-off, preventing flooding of orchards and ranches along the lower San Gabriel river. Photo dated: July 20, 1937.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00045154
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1951.
CARL0000049587
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/15937
Subject
Dams--California
Water-supply--California
San Gabriel Dam (Calif.)
Aerial photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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