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Flood in the desert  Cover Image DVD DVD

Flood in the desert / an Apograph Productions Film for American experience ; GBH ;American Experience Films ; produced by Emily Harrold, Rob Rapley ; written and directed by Rob Rapley ; an Apograph Productions film for American Experience.

Rapley, Rob, (television director,, television producer,, screenwriter.). Harrold, Emily, (television producer.). Neuburger, Jon, (editor of moving image work.). Braugher, Andre, (narrator.). Montoya, María E., 1964- (commentator.). Bsumek, Erika Marie, (commentator.). Deverell, William, 1962- (commentator,, consultant.). Halpern, Nathan, 1978- (composer (expression)). Rogers, J. David, (consultant.). Apograph Productions, (production company.). WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), (production company.). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (publisher.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (film distributor.).


Presents the story the Los Angeles Aqueduct, which brought water across the Mojave Desert to Los Angeles in 1913, and the 1928 St. Francis Dam collapse, the second deadliest disaster in California history, killing more than 400 people.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531714543
  • ISBN: 1531714544
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (53 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2022]
  • Distributor: [Arlington, Virginia] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) are a function of the disc and serve the same purpose as closed-captions"--Container.
Program content: ©2022.
Running time indicated on container: approximately 60 minutes; actual program running time: 53 minutes.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Editor, Jon Neuburger ; composer of original music, Nathan Halpern ; consultants, William Deverell, J. David Rogers.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Andre Braugher ; commentators, Maria E. Montoya, Erika Bsumek, William Deverell.
Target Audience Note:
TV Parental Guidelines rating: TV-PG (parental guidance suggested; this program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children).
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation; stereo.
Language Note:
English dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Subject: Mulholland, William, 1855-1935.
Saint Francis Dam (Calif.)
Floods > California > Santa Clara River.
Floodplains > California.
Dam failures > California.
Inondations > Californie > Santa Clara (Fleuve)
Barrages > Rupture > Californie.
Dam failures.
California > Saint Francis Dam.
California > Santa Clara River.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary television programs.
Historical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Historical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentaires télévisés.
Émissions historiques télévisées.
Émissions télévisées autres que de fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library DVD 363.34 FLO (Text) 000170111 Video Available -

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