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Whittier Narrows Dam

Donald Edward Pearson

Whittier Narrows Dam

by Donald Edward Pearson

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Published by Pub. for the ICP by Bobbs-Merrill in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Whittier Narrows Dam.,
  • Flood control -- California.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDonald Edward Pearson.
    SeriesInter-university case program. Cases in public administration and policy formation. ICP case series -- no. 17.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination36 p. :
    Number of Pages36
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16040966M

      MONTEBELLO () – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that the year-old Whittier Narrows Dam is structurally unsafe and . Whittier Narrows Dam Residents may have read an article or heard on the news about the Whittier Narrows Dam located in Pico Rivera. This dam is a flood risk management and water conservation project and is located 11 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

      Water coming over the top of Narrows Dam for the first time in 41 years -- quite the tourist attraction.   The Army Corps of Engineers says Whittier Narrows Dam is among the least safe in its system of dams. If the spillway gates, shown in February , open prematurely in a .

    The Whittier Narrows Dam is a flood control and water conservation project constructed and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District. It collects runoff from the uncontrolled drainage areas upstream along with releases from the Santa Fe Dam, and can redirect flows into the Rio Hondo or the downstream San Gabriel. It was completed in In , the Corps designated Whittier Narrows as one of its highest priorities safety projects. The Corps found an unacceptable likelihood of dam malfunctions during severe weather events. Should the dam malfunction or even fail, the loss of life and economic disruption would be unimaginable.


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Mosk Christopher Commission records, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces the availability of a final Environmental Impact Statement for the Whittier Narrows Dam Safety Modification Study, Los Angeles County, California for review and comment.

Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, the final EIS describes the various risk-management plans and evaluates their impacts.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) which operates the dam recently completed a study that projected the cost to modify the Whittier Narrows Dam at approximately $$ million.

The City considers the modification of the dam one of the highest priorities and has lobbied Congressional offices for funding for the project. The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation has a long, proud history which has brought us to where we are today.

Prior to becoming the Department of Parks and Recreation, operations and facilities were managed by 1) the Parks Division, which was responsible for maintaining all physical aspects of parks under the Forester and Fire Warden’s Office, and 2) the Department of Author: Parks & Recreation.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Whittier Narrows Dam is unsafe and could trigger catastrophic flooding Naturalist Eddie Barajas, 80, of Pico Rivera scouts the flood plain near the Whittier.

Whittier Narrows Dam was constructed in by the Corps as a flood-risk management project and is located 11 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

The dam reduces the risk of flooding to more than 1 million people. In a series of recent public hearings, corps officials told residents that the year-old Whittier Narrows Dam no longer met the agency’s tolerable-risk guidelines and could fail in the event.

The Whittier Narrows Dam is a flood control and water conservation project constructed and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District. It collects runoff from the uncontrolled drainage areas upstream along with releases from the Santa Fe Dam, and can redirect flows into the Rio Hondo or the downstream San Gabriel.

It was completed in Coordinates: 34°01′45″N °02′58″W / °N. As Sarah S. Elkind tells in her book, "How Local Politics Shape Federal Policy: Business, Power and the Environment in 20th Century Los Angeles," the Whittier Narrows Dam story is one time when determined local voices managed to shape -- at least somewhat -.

A walk in the wild, natural area behind the Whittier Narrows Dam paints a sharp contrast from the stark concrete channel of the lower Rio Hondo. Soak in a panoramic view of the lower flood plains of the Rio Hondo and San Gabriel River, and a close-up look at the riparian wetlands of the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area.

Book a Tee Time at Whittier Narrows Golf Course. Conveniently located only 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and surrounded by acres of Rosemead's Whittier Narrows Park, Whittier Narrows Golf Course offers 27 holes of challenging and enjoyable golf.

Three distinct 9-hole William F. Bell-designed layouts offer a variety of playing. Sunny said the Whittier Narrows Dam project is the only one of the 13 not yet designed nor shovel ready, putting it far behind schedule.

“The Whittier Narrows Dam’s rating of ‘urgent and compelling’ means it is the first one eligible for funding of yet this one is not yet in design,” he said. Representative Grace Napolitano, center, points to a map inside the Whittier Narrows Dam as she and other representatives take a tour of the dam in Montebello, on Friday, March 6, The U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers released plans to spend $ million on the Whittier Narrows Dam as part of its Dam Safety and Seepage program. Whittier Narrows Dam To Rose Hills Drone Flight - Duration: cybercesar 1, views.

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