The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Winter 2002, Volume 48, Number 1
Gregg Hennessey, Editor

Dry Rivers, Dammed Rivers and Floods

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Sweetwater dam and reservoir in 1888

Page 48. Sweetwater Dam and reservoir in 1888 was one of the earliest such structures in California.

Morena Dam

Page 53. Morena Dam, built in 1914, was rock filled structure on Cottonwood Creek.

Lower Otay Dam

Page 53. The Lower Otay Dam used rock, steel plates and concrete.

Charles Hatfield, rainmaker

Page 55. Charles Hatfield, rainmaker.

Sweetwater Dam failure of 1916

Page 56. Sweetwater Dam failure of 1916.

Otay Dam was a total loss in 1916 flood

Page 57. The Otay Dam was a total loss in 1916 flood.

The 1916 flood wiped out the Old Town bridge

Page 57. The 1916 flood wiped out the Old Town bridge that crossed the San Diego River at the western end of Mission Valley.

El Capitan Dam

Page 59. The El Capitan Dam on its dedication was open to the public.

San Diego County reservoir map

Page 59. San Diego County reservoir map.

All photographs are from the San Diego History Center Photograph Collection.