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Devil's Lake and the Devil's Gate Dam, La Cañada Flintridge
Date Created and/or Issued
[between 1920-1939]
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
The Devil's Gate Dam was the first flood control dam constructed in Los Angeles County. Designed by the flood engineers from the Los Angeles County Flood Control District and completed in 1920 Bent Brothers company, it formed the Hahamongna flood basin. The dam is located in La Cañada Flintridge at Devil's Gorge, the narrowest point on the Arroyo Seco. The Arroyo Seco is a seasonal river and watershed that begins at Red Box Saddle near Mount Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains and ends at the confluence with the Los Angeles River near Elysian Park, north of Downtown Los Angeles.
View of Devil's Lake (Hahamongna Lake, Hahamongna Basin Watershed) with Devil's Gate Dam in the distance
Text from negative sleeve: Devil's Gate Dam
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Dams--California--La Cañada Flintridge
Lake Hahamongna (La Cañada Flintridge, Calif.)
Devil's Gate Dam (Calif.)
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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