Photos From the Great San Diego Floods of 1916

by on January 9, 2023 · 4 comments

in History, Ocean Beach, San Diego

[Originally posted January 2016]

The San Diego public needs to see these photos – taken over 100 years ago in January 1916 during the Great Floods of the Rainmaker. (Most of these photos are from the San Diego Historical Society.)

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Caption: Remains of concrete bridge … Old Town – General View of Flood at Old Town, Jan 28, 1916.

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Mission Valley

San Diego flood 1916 13 n M St

13th and M Streets in San Diego.

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Near Old Town.

San Diego flood 1916 sweetWDam

Sweet Water Dam broke.

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Crossing Mission Valley.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Point Loma Pete January 25, 2016 at 2:10 pm

Cool pics!


Dave January 25, 2016 at 7:16 pm

Always love these historical posts, regardless of era…


Old Hippie January 26, 2016 at 7:06 pm

Gets us ready for the next wave of El Nino storms.


Geoff Page January 11, 2023 at 11:06 am

Something about the Rainmaker of 1916.


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