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Alluvial Fan Flooding: The Montrose, California, Flood of 1934

Chawner, W. D. (1935) Alluvial Fan Flooding: The Montrose, California, Flood of 1934. Geographical Review, 25 (2). pp. 255-263. ISSN 0016-7428. doi:10.2307/209600.

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During the last day of 1933 and the first day of 1934 Los Angeles County was struck by the greatest rainstorm of any 24-hour period in its history. The greater part of the damage done by the storm was concentrated in the communities of Montrose, La Crescenta, and Glendale, where a number of people lost their lives and several hundred houses and other property were partially or completely destroyed. The chief cause of this localization of the principal damage was a burnt-over watershed in the San Gabriel Mountains whose forest cover had been destroyed only a month before the storm and whose drainage passed directly through these communities. It is seldom that retribution for deforestation follows so swiftly and unmistakably.

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Official Citation:Chawner, W. D. “Alluvial Fan Flooding: The Montrose, California, Flood of 1934.” Geographical Review, vol. 25, no. 2, 1935, pp. 255–263. JSTOR,
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