- Title Pages
- Prologue Water in Los Angeles: A Portrait of an Urban Ecosystem
- Chapter 1 City of a Thousand Rivers: The Emergence of an Urban Ecosystem, 1884–1914
- Chapter 2 A Centralized Authority and a Comprehensive Plan: Response to the Floods, 1914–1917
- Chapter 3 A Weir to Do Man’s Bidding: The Great San Gabriel Dam Fiasco, 1917–1929
- Chapter 4 A More Effective Scouring Agent: The New Year’s Eve Debris Flood and the Collapse of Local Flood Control, 1930–1934
- Chapter 5 The Sun Is Shining over Southern California: The Politics of Federal Flood Control in Los Angeles, 1935–1969
- Chapter 6 Necessary but Not Sufficient: Storms, Environmentalism, and New Visions for Flood Control, 1969–2001
- Epilogue The Historical Structure of Disorder: Urban Ecology in Los Angeles and Beyond
- Hazardous Metropolis
- University of California Press
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