CATASTROPHE: In California

If water were an animate being, its most significant characteristic would be the herd instinct. Man and Mother Earth have conspired to keep water cooped up in bottles, pipes, dams, lakes and oceans. But whenever Man or Mother Earth makes a slip, a Water runs madly to meet fellow Waters. Last week there was a revolt of Water in the San Francisquito Canyon and the Santa Clara Valley, 50 miles north of Los Angeles. The St. Francis dam had long been a symbol of hate in Southern California.

It was completed two years...

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