Mother Nature in San Diego: Floods
Geologist Patrick Abbott, professor emeritus at San Diego State University, explorer, guide, and author of several books including "Geology of Mission Trails Regional Park" continues our OnTopic lecture series with the third of four presentations about natural events and their impact on the San Diego region. The biggest recorded flood in California history occurred during January 1862 when up to 10 feet of rain fell in some areas, with resultant floods killing about 4,000 people. Floods in 1916 in San Diego wreaked havoc in our valleys. Urbanization brings unintended consequences that commonly increase the heights of floods. Series continues: Thurdays - 12/9 (Wildfire) Participation in the presentation is free of charge, but registration is required.