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UCLA Flood: Massive damage to the campus becomes clear 2 weeks later

Water covers the court inside the Pauley Pavilion after a broken water main flooded the UCLA campus.
Water covers the court inside the Pauley Pavilion after a broken water main flooded the UCLA campus.
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Water covers the court inside the Pauley Pavilion after a broken water main flooded the UCLA campus.
UCLA employees remove water from the John Wooden Center after a water main rupture on Sunset Boulevard flooded the campus.
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Water covers the court inside the Pauley Pavilion after a broken water main flooded the UCLA campus.
UCLA students gather to photograph a flooded quad area on campus after a water main on Sunset Boulevard ruptured.
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Water covers the court inside the Pauley Pavilion after a broken water main flooded the UCLA campus.
UCLA students navigate a flooded street as they walk on campus after a water main broke on Sunset Boulevard.
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Water covers the court inside the Pauley Pavilion after a broken water main flooded the UCLA campus.
A maintenance worker tires to mitigate flood damage to the UCLA campus after a water main broke on Sunset Boulevard.
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It's been two weeks since an estimated 20 million gallons of water gushed from a burst water main on Sunset Boulevard and cascaded onto the UCLA campus in Westwood. And only now is the magnitude of the damage becoming clear.

The entire court of the iconic Pauley Pavilion will be replaced after a water main rupture flooded the building and five other facilities on the UCLA campus. The Pauley repairs come only two years after a $136 million renovation to the building.

There are lots of other repairs that UCLA will need to make. 

Both the Hall of Fame at J.D. Morgan Center and Collins Court in John Wooden Center will also receive new floors. 

CurbedLA also reported that the following will be included in the long list of repairs. 

UCLA previously stated that the Bud Knapp Football Complex and Acosta Athletic Complex will be ready for football season. Pauley Pavilion will be ready for play by the end of October. 

The Los Angeles Daily News reported that repairs continue:

Engineers have declared the garages at lots 4 and 7 to be structurally sound, but fire door, electrical and ventilation systems were all wrecked and must be replaced. UCLA officials say that will happen before the next academic quarter starts, Sept. 29, as classes will start Oct. 4.

The university released a list of damage and repairs, and has had 300 employees working along with contractors to clean up the mess caused by sheets of water as 20 million gallons of city supply flowed through the campus July 29.

Parking garages 4 and 7 remain closed, and all 340 cars trapped inside — with varying degrees of water damage — have been towed to a nearby lot (see photos here).

Was your car damaged in the flood? Here's how to submit a claim. 

You can also donate to this emergency flood relief fund created by the university.