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San Gabriel Valley

The San Gabriel Valley is nestled at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains just east of Los Angeles and north of the Puente Hills.   It is a densely populated valley crossed by the 210 and 605 freeways as well as Interstate 10.   Major cities include, San Marino, San Gabriel, Arcadia, Monrovia, and El Monte to the west, and Duarte, Baldwin Park, Irwindale, Azusa, Glendora, Covina, and West Covina to the east.      The potentially active Sierra Madre Fault Zone runs along the base of the San Gabriel Mountains.   Past movements along this fault zone have produced the impressive San Gabriel Mountains.   Heavy downpours of rain can produce flash floods and debris flows in the foothills, but these are generally contained by a series of debris dams and catchment basins along the lower portions of the main streams in the San Gabriel Mountains.

Click on the thumbnail images to see snapshot views of the cities and features in this region, or on the here links to view the largest file size for each photograph.   Note that these photographs were not all taken during the same flight, so there are significant variations in lighting and clarity depending on the conditions when a photograph was taken.   To see the date of a particular photograph, rest your cursor on a thumbnail image and read the date off of the file name.   Send any questions or comments to Bruce Perry at bperry@csulb.edu .

 

Eastern San Gabriel Valley aerial photographs

1   168GlendoraSouthHillsPark210FwyDec05S.jpg (457560 bytes) Glendora, South Hills Park, and 210 Freeway      (Click here to view large file.)

2   170SouthHillsParkGlendoraDec05S.jpg (479347 bytes) South Hills Park and 210 Freeway, Glendora      (Click here to view large file.)

3   338SouthHillsGlendora210FwyMtWilsonOct05S.jpg (391169 bytes) view west of South Hills, Glendora, 210 Freeway, and Mt. Wilson in distance      (Click here to view large file.)

4   171Glendora210FwyMtSanAntonioDec05S.jpg (463071 bytes) Glendora, 210 Freeway, and Mt. San Antonio      (Click here to view large file.)

5   177AzusaGlendoraSanGabrielRiverDec05S.jpg (427079 bytes) Azusa, Glendora, San Gabriel River reservoirs, Mt. Baden-Powell and Mt. San Antonio      (Click here to view large file.)

6   187SantaFeFloodControlBasin605And210FwysDec05S.jpg (458610 bytes) Santa Fe Flood Control Basin, and interchange of 605 and 210 freeways      (Click here to view large file.)

7   188SanGabrielRiverMountains210FwyDec05S.jpg (430024 bytes) San Gabriel River and Mountains, Duarte, and Azusa      (Click here to view large file.)

8   341CovinaIrwindGlend210FwyMtWilsonOct05S.jpg (417643 bytes) Covina, Irwindale, Glendora, 210 Freeway, and Mt. Wilson      (Click here to view large file.)

9   342IrwindaleSantaFeDamRecAreaDuarteOct05S.jpg (463942 bytes) Irwindale, Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, and Duarte      (Click here to view large file.)

10 179IrwindaleAggregatePitMineSanGabRiverDec05S.jpg (426922 bytes) Irwindale aggregate pit mine and San Gabriel River      (Click here to view large file.)

11 180IrwindaleDuarteAzusaSanGabRiverDec05S.jpg (435190 bytes) Irwindale, Duarte, Azusa, 219 Freeway, and San Gabriel River      (Click here to view large file.)

 

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Western San Gabriel Valley aerial photographs

1   181MonroviaSierraMadreMtWilsonDec05S.jpg (368380 bytes) Monrovia, Sierra Madre, and Mt Wilson      (Click here to view large file.)

2   189MonroviaSanGabrielRiverAndMtnsDec05S.jpg (409039 bytes) Duarte, San Gabriel River, and Mt Baden-Powell      (Click here to view large file.)

3   192SantaAnitaParkAndGolfCourseDec05S.jpg (494654 bytes) Santa Anita Park and Golf Course, and 210 Freeway, Arcadia      (Click here to view large file.)

4   193SantaAnitaParkArcadiaSanGabrielMtnsDec05S.jpg (340319 bytes) Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Monrovia, and San Gabriel Mountains      (Click here to view large file.)

5   209SantaAnitaWashAndDamArcadiaDec05S.jpg (443929 bytes) Santa Anita Wash and Dam, and Sierra Madre and Monrovia      (Click here to view large file.)

6   210SantaAnitaWashMonroviaPeakDec05S.jpg (417530 bytes) Santa Anita Wash, Monrovia, and Monrovia Peak      (Click here to view large file.)

7   215MonroviaSantaAnitaWash210FwyDec05S.jpg (426569 bytes) Monrovia, Sierra Madre, Santa Anita Wash, and 210 Freeway      (Click here to view large file.)

8   216SierraMadreArcadiaSantaANitaWashDec05S.jpg (444083 bytes) Sierra Madre, Arcadia, and Santa Anita Wash      (Click here to view large file.)

9   217SierraMadreGandviewAveDec05S.jpg (490147 bytes) Sierra Madre and Grand Avenue      (Click here to view large file.)

10 194ArcadiaPasadenaSanGabrielMtnsDec05S.jpg (343394 bytes) Arcadia to Pasadena, 210 Freeway, and San Gabriel Mountains      (Click here to view large file.)

 

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