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Surf’s Up! Water Main Break Floods UCLA Campus

A water main pipe broke at UCLA on Tuesday, making a raging river of the street and sending millions of gallons of water across the school's campus.

A broken 30-inch water main gushes water onto Sunset Boulevard near the University of California, Los Angeles campus in the Westwood section on July 29, 2014. The geyser from the 100-year-old water main made a raging river of the street and sent millions of gallons of water across the school's athletic facilities, including the famed floor of Pauley Pavilion, the neighboring Wooden Center and the Los Angeles Tennis Center, and a pair of parking structures that took the brunt of the damage.

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Cars are stranded in floodwaters outside a UCLA parking structure as water flows from a broken water main.

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Dominic Aguilera slides down a hand rail into a parking structure outside Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows down stairs.

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Firefighters work to dam up a stairway inside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion sporting arena.

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Workers push water to attempt to fix flooding on the UCLA campus.

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Workers try to clear water from the floor of Pauley Pavillion.

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Firefighters work near an open drain on the UCLA campus, which was flooded by the water main.

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One woman pulls another on a body board through water on the quad of UCLA amidst flooding.

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A person walks through the flooded Drake Field on the UCLA campus.

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