Aerial Photography


The CSUSB Water Resources Institute has a large collection of aerial photos. Below is a list of how our aerial photographs are organized, by broad geographic locations. The name in parentheses following the date and name of the area where the photo was taken refers to the collection to which the image belongs. The following collections are currently included in the Archives:  Joseph Andrew Rowe (Rowe), Jim Imbiorski (Imbiorski), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the San Bernardino County Flood Control District (SBCFCD) and the United States Department of Agriculture via the San Bernardino County Flood Control District (USDA-SBCFCD).  Ours is an evolving collection. If you have aerial images to donate, please contact WRI Archivist Suzie Earp at (909) 537-7683 or email her at


Concerning the San Bernardino County Flood Control District Collection:  

“The aerial photographs available by and through San Bernardino County (County) and the San Bernardino County Flood Control District (District) are presented as a public resource of general information.  They are not certified records of the District or the County. While the District and the County’s Department of Public Works strive to maintain the accuracy of the content of its data files, it makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of the files.  The County and the District assume no responsibility arising from the use of the information provided and the information is provided ‘as is’.  No warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for particular purposes is made.  It is the responsibility of the recipient of this data to determine that the level of accuracy meets the needs of their application prior to making any judgments or decisions based on this information.  The County and the District are not responsible for any damages that may arise from the use of, or inability to use, the information provided.”


  • Imperial County   (85 images)

  • Los Angeles County    (252 images)

  • Orange County    (237 images)

  • Riverside County   (566 images)

  • Sacramento Delta     (42 images)

  • San Bernardino County  (32,390 images)

  • San Diego County (85 images)

  • Santa Barbara County (87 images)

  • Ventura County (144 images)

  • Yuma, Arizona (19 images)

The WRI would like to thank the Academic Computing and Media Department (particularly Robert Whitehead and Corrine Jameson), and the following students: Carlos Almaguer, Brittany Garcia, Victoria Benegas, and Sarah Bryan, for their help getting the aerial images in our archives digitized.