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The St. Francis Dam Failure

Sir, On March 12th, 1928, the world was shocked, and the engineering profession humiliated by an awful disaster, the failure of the St. Francis Dam near Los Angeles, Calif. More than 200 people perished and a great property loss was suffered.

Author(s): Godfrey, Edward

Keywords: failures;gravity dams;st francis dam, los angeles, calif;stability;composite construction