Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Baldwin Hills Dam Disaster and Flood

On December 14, 1963 in the hills about Los Angeles,
the Baldwin Hills Reservoir suddenly cracked
and eventually failed,
flooding the neighborhood below.


  1. In a parallel universe, I drowned on that day as a 3 year old toddler along with my mother. My father went on to remarry.

  2. Intriguing comment. I remember watching the local news regarding this event as a child growing up in Gardena.