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(LOS ANGELES) — A hundred year old water main ruptured in Los Angeles on Tuesday, flooding parts of the UCLA campus.

As the flooding stretches from buildings to underground parking garages to the Drake Track and Field Stadium, the LA Fire Department is bringing in crews to help rescue people fromswamped cars.

Pauley Pavilion, which underwent a $133 million renovation in 2012, is also flooded.

No injuries have been reported, according to ABC station KABC.

City councilman Paul Koretz says such an emergency could not have come at a worse time, as Los Angeles and much of California is suffering from one of the worst droughts in more than a decade.

“We’re losing water at I understand around 35,000 gallons a minute,” Koretz said. Obviously we will have to work harder to conserve with the drought because we’ve lost a lot of water.”

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