Hurricane Doreen tracked north northwestward along the west coast of Baja California, dissipating over the coastal waters. Most areas received at least two inches of rainfall with up to eight inches in the mountains from 8/15 to this day. This occurred during the El Niño of 1977-78. An incredible 7.45 inches of rain fell at Mt. San Jacinto, 4.9 inches fell at Mt. Laguna, 4.5 inches at Borrego Palm Canyon, four inches at Palomar Mountain and Lake Henshaw, 3.26 inches at Borrego Springs (2.53 inches in six hours on this day, a 100 year event), and more than two inches in Palm Springs and in Riverside. 4.5 inches fell at the Salton Sea in just a few hours. 2.06 inches fell in LA, the wettest August day on record. Four died and $25 million in damage in Southern California resulted. Debris flows and flooding from Henderson Canyon into the Borrego Springs De Anza neighborhood damaged 100 homes. Mud flows grew to five feet deep. Flooded roads resulted in desert areas. Floods and crop damage was incurred at the Salton Sea. On this day 2.73 inches of rain fell in Borrego Springs, the all-time greatest daily amount on record. 2.13 inches fell in San Diego on 8/16 and on this day, the wettest 24-hour period on record for August. On this day 1.79 inches of rain fell in Santa Ana, the greatest daily amount on record for August.