The water caused minor damage in the parking garages and lower levels of about 20 homes there, he said.
As of Saturday evening, the storm had dropped more than 3 inches of rain in downtown Los Angeles, nearly 4.5 inches in Van Nuys and almost 12 inches at Cogswell Dam in the Angeles National Forest, according to the National Weather Service.
The storm wasn’t all bad news, though.
Ski resorts were delighted with fresh snow that promised to extend their season, and in Northern California, the rain boosted a local creek where endangered coho salmon spawn. Rainfall over the last month has helped facilitate the salmon’s return to their spawning grounds, said the local water district officials who track their numbers.
“Coho season is wrapping up, and, thankfully, it’s ending with more of a bang than a whimper,” Eric Ettlinger, aquatic ecologist with the Marin Municipal Water District told The Marin Independent Journal.