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Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons
Worker Ruben Monter mops up the floor at Pauley Pavillion Wednesday July 30, 2014 in Los Angeles. A ruptured 93-year-old water main on Tuesday left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation.  (AP Photo/ Nick Ut)
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Worker Ruben Monter mops up the floor at Pauley Pavillion Wednesday July 30, 2014 in Los Angeles. A ruptured 93-year-old water main on Tuesday left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut)
In this Tuesday, July 29, 2014 photo, water flows into a parking structure at UCLA after a ruptured 93-year-old, 30-inch water main left the Los Angeles campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades. The water also flooded the school's storied basketball court, which underwent a major renovation less than two years ago. (AP Photo/Anuj Dixit)
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In this Tuesday, July 29, 2014 photo, water flows into a parking structure at UCLA after a ruptured 93-year-old, 30-inch water main left the Los Angeles campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades. The water also flooded the school's storied basketball court, which underwent a major renovation less than two years ago. (AP Photo/Anuj Dixit)

Headline: Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities say a pipe break that flooded UCLA's famed Pauley Pavilion has now released 20 million gallons of water and continues to gush.

Jim McDaniel of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power says the century-old pipe that burst on Sunset Boulevard is releasing about 1,000 gallons of water a minute despite shutdown efforts.

That's still dramatically down from Tuesday, when the 30-inch main fractured and sent water cascading into UCLA's sports pavilion and parking structures.

McDaniel says crews are still working to stop or plug the leak.







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