Here are the historical heavy rainfalls according to Fallbrook 1869-1977:
|1885||8 miles of railroad track washed out in Temecula Canyon.|
|1891||Several miles of railroad track washed out again in Temecula Canyon.|
|1913||River valleys flooded; railroad trains stopped and many roads and bridges washed out. San Luis Rey Mission damaged.|
|1916||Rain 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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