American Experience: Flood in the Desert DVD

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Explore the story of the March 1928 collapse of the St. Francis Dam, the second deadliest disaster in California history. The flood killed more than 400 people, destroyed millions of dollars of property and washed away the reputation of William Mulholland, one of Southern California's most celebrated men.
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Explore the story of the March 1928 collapse of the St. Francis Dam, the second deadliest disaster in California history. The flood killed more than 400 people, destroyed millions of dollars of property and washed away the reputation of William Mulholland, one of Southern California's most celebrated men.

A self-taught engineer, Mulholland had ensured the remarkable growth of Los Angeles by building an aqueduct that piped water from the Owens Valley across the Mojave Desert, 233 miles away. But the bursting of his St. Francis Dam, which formed the city's largest single reservoir, was a colossal engineering and human failure.

Producer: Susan Bellows, Emily Harrold, Rob Rapley
Executive Producer: Cameo George
Production Company: Apograph Productions; American Experience
Copyright Year: 2022
Rating: TV-PG
Director: Rob Rapley
Writers: Rob Rapley
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 60 minutes
Number of Episodes: 1
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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David B.
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5.0 star rating
06/29/22
Flood in the Dessert
Review by David B. on 06/29/22 review stating Flood in the Dessert
Watched this on PBS American Experience. Was never aware of this story. Excellent presentation. Should be seen by everyone.
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Linda A.
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5.0 star rating
06/29/22
American Experience Flood in the desert
Review by Linda A. on 06/29/22 review stating American Experience Flood in the desert
I've seen other documentaries on this subject but this one was by far the best! Congratulations to the directors , staff and company for producing this memorable film. As descendants of one of the survivors we appreciated the accuracy of which the event was recorded. Our purchase of the DVD will be treasured and paed down to future generations of our family!


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