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The Montrose-La Crescenta (California) Flood of January 1, 1934, and its Sedimentary Aspects


Chawner, William Donald (1934) The Montrose-La Crescenta (California) Flood of January 1, 1934, and its Sedimentary Aspects. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/F3ED-0V61.


New Year's morning, 1934, the residents of Southern California were aware that the rainstorm of the last two days had been severe, and especially so during the night before. But to most of them, if they thought about it at all, it was only a slight inconvenience. The majority of the residents of Los Angeles County did not realize or suspect that during the night a major disaster had occurred in their midst. The small foothill communities of Montrose and La Crescenta, twelve miles north of the center of Los Angeles, and a part of the larger community of Glendale, five miles south of Montrose, had been partially torn away or buried by an overwhelming flow of water, mud, and rock from the steep canyons of the San Gabriel Range to the north of them.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Geology
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Geological and Planetary Sciences
Major Option:Geology
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Maxson, John H. (advisor)
  • Campbell, Ian (advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1934
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-07242007-092251
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ID Code:2976
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Deposited On:24 Jul 2007
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 23:22

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