It looked like a big, black wall of water. There were maybe two or three waves. all carrying something, vehicles upside down. Manuel Cortez, Las Vegas Review-Journal
On September 14, 1974, a flash flood roared down Eldorado Canyon and swept the Nelson's Landing marina, which was down below you, into Lake Mohave. Forty-one people escaped in time, but nine others downed. The (?) foot-high wave carries 38 vehicles, 23 boats, boat slips, trailers, cabins, a restaurant, and a store into the lake.
"The cloudburst didn't move over canyon in a normal pattern," said Murl Emery a boating guide, "if followed the line of the stream and moved right down the landing." The U.S. Geological Survey said 5.12 inches of rain fell in the canyon that day.