From Fame to Failure: The St. Francis Dam (Part 2)

by T.R. Witcher, Contributing Editor; ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Issue 8, Pg. 42-45


Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: In the July/August issue, History Lesson examined the construction of California's St. Francis Dam and its catastrophic failure in 1928. This month's instalment examines the causes and aftermath of the deadly event.

Subject Headings: Dam failures | Failure analysis | History | Infrastructure construction | Disasters | California | United States

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