The St. Francis Dam was a curved concrete gravity dam, built to create a large regulating and storage reservoir for the city of Los Angeles, California. The reservoir was an integral part of the city's Los Angeles Aqueduct water supply infrastructure. It was located in San Francisquito Canyon of the Sierra Pelona Mountains, about 40 miles (64 km) northwest of Downtown Los Angeles, and approximately 10 miles (16 km) north of the present day city of Santa Clarita.

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  • The St. Francis Dam was a curved concrete gravity dam, built to create a large regulating and storage reservoir for the city of Los Angeles, California. The reservoir was an integral part of the city's Los Angeles Aqueduct water supply infrastructure. It was located in San Francisquito Canyon of the Sierra Pelona Mountains, about 40 miles (64 km) northwest of Downtown Los Angeles, and approximately 10 miles (16 km) north of the present day city of Santa Clarita. The dam was designed and built between 1924 and 1926 by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, then named the Bureau of Water Works and Supply. The department was under the direction of its General Manager and Chief Engineer, William Mulholland. At 11:57PM on March 12, 1928, the dam catastrophically failed, and the resulting flood took the lives of as many as 425 people. The collapse of the St. Francis Dam is considered to be one of the worst American civil engineering disasters of the 20th century and remains the second-greatest loss of life in California's history, after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. The disaster marked the end of Mulholland's career. (en)
  • Die St.-Francis-Talsperre war eine gekrümmte Gewichtsstaumauer aus Beton mit einem großen Stausee nahe bei Los Angeles in Kalifornien. Die Staumauer wurde von 1924 bis 1926 unter der Leitung von William Mulholland, einem Ingenieur des Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, gebaut. Die Staumauer brach wenige Minuten vor Mitternacht am 12. März 1928. Die entstehende Flutwelle tötete zwischen 550 und 600 Menschen. (de)
  • Le barrage de St. Francis était un barrage dont le réservoir alimentait l'aqueduc de Los Angeles en Californie. Il fut construit entre 1924 et 1926 à quelques kilomètres de l'actuelle ville de Santa Clarita. Lors de son premier remplissage, le 12 mars 1928, le barrage s'est effondré et a entrainé l'inondation du San Francisquito Canyon qui a couté la vie à près de 600 personnes. C'est la plus grave erreur de génie civil survenue aux États-Unis, et la deuxième plus grave catastrophe dans l'histoire de la Californie, après le séisme de 1906 à San Francisco. Elle couta sa carrière à l'ingénieur en chef du projet, William Mulholland. * Plan du réservoir * Les vestiges du barrage en 2009 * Portail de la Californie Portail de la Californie * Portail sur les barrages Portail sur les barrages * Portail des lacs et cours d’eau Portail des lacs et cours d’eau (fr)
  • Il St. Francis Dam era una diga in calcestruzzo ad arco a gravità situata in California negli Stati Uniti d'America, che era stata progettata per creare un bacino idrico per la città di Los Angeles. Situata a 50 miglia (80km) a nordovest di Los Angeles, la diga si trovava nei pressi di Santa Clarita. (it)
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  • Die St.-Francis-Talsperre war eine gekrümmte Gewichtsstaumauer aus Beton mit einem großen Stausee nahe bei Los Angeles in Kalifornien. Die Staumauer wurde von 1924 bis 1926 unter der Leitung von William Mulholland, einem Ingenieur des Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, gebaut. Die Staumauer brach wenige Minuten vor Mitternacht am 12. März 1928. Die entstehende Flutwelle tötete zwischen 550 und 600 Menschen. (de)
  • Il St. Francis Dam era una diga in calcestruzzo ad arco a gravità situata in California negli Stati Uniti d'America, che era stata progettata per creare un bacino idrico per la città di Los Angeles. Situata a 50 miglia (80km) a nordovest di Los Angeles, la diga si trovava nei pressi di Santa Clarita. (it)
  • The St. Francis Dam was a curved concrete gravity dam, built to create a large regulating and storage reservoir for the city of Los Angeles, California. The reservoir was an integral part of the city's Los Angeles Aqueduct water supply infrastructure. It was located in San Francisquito Canyon of the Sierra Pelona Mountains, about 40 miles (64 km) northwest of Downtown Los Angeles, and approximately 10 miles (16 km) north of the present day city of Santa Clarita. (en)
  • Le barrage de St. Francis était un barrage dont le réservoir alimentait l'aqueduc de Los Angeles en Californie. Il fut construit entre 1924 et 1926 à quelques kilomètres de l'actuelle ville de Santa Clarita. * Plan du réservoir * Les vestiges du barrage en 2009 * Portail de la Californie Portail de la Californie * Portail sur les barrages Portail sur les barrages * Portail des lacs et cours d’eau Portail des lacs et cours d’eau (fr)
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  • Barrage de St. Francis (fr)
  • St. Francis Dam (it)
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