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Detailed map of part of Orange County, shoiwng various branches of the Southern Pacific Railroad, the town plans for Anaheim and Orange, the Santa Ana River, and an area of the River which was "subject to overflow", with a proposal for construction of a 4,000 foot levee on the west side of the River, one of the earliest Levee's constructed on the River.

The earliest flood control work on the Santa Ana River occured in 1903, when James T. Talbert formed a drainage district to channel a part of the course of the river. In 1906, Hiram Kellogg was appointed Engineer of the Newport Protection District, making him responsible for flood control of the river from Santa Ana to the Pacific Ocean. In 1915, Two srorms in 1 month caused massive flooding and washed away a number of bridges.

Condition Description
Pen and ink tracing on silked linen.