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Los Angeles dam story.

Robert A. Page

Los Angeles dam story.

by Robert A. Page

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Published by U.S. Geological Survey in [Reston, VA] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dams -- Earthquake effects -- California -- San Fernando Valley,
  • Earthquakes -- California -- San Fernando Valley

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesReducing earthquake losses throughout the United States.
    SeriesU.S. Geological Survey fact sheet -- 096-95., Fact sheet (Geological Survey (U.S.)) -- FS-95-096.
    ContributionsBoore, David M., Yerkes, R. F., 1923-, Geological Survey (U.S.), United States. Federal Disaster Assistance Administration., Los Angeles (Calif.). Dept. of Water and Power., United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQE75 .F3 no.95-096
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[2] p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17623938M
    OCLC/WorldCa32573603

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