Fallbrook, CA Historical Heavy Rainfall

Here are the historical heavy rainfalls according to Fallbrook 1869-1977:

DateAmount/Description
18858 miles of railroad track washed out in Temecula Canyon.
1891Several miles of railroad track washed out again in Temecula Canyon.
1913River valleys flooded; railroad trains stopped and many roads and bridges washed out. San Luis Rey Mission damaged.
1916Rain washed out railroad; later storms washed out freight sheds and inundated a number of homes. Santa Margarita River bed cut down ~20'.

This table is definitely incomplete - if you know of other damaging rainfalls, let me know.


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