LA COUNTY RELEASES DRAFT EIR ON DEVIL'S GATE SEDIMENT REMOVAL PROJECT; PUBLIC COMMENTS ACCEPTED
LOS ANGELES--LA County Public Works released a comprehensive, draft environmental impact report today on the need to restore the flood protection capacity of Devil’s Gate Dam by removing as much as four million cubic yards of sediment from its reservoir.
The 90-year-old dam provides flood protection to several downstream communities along the Arroyo Seco, including Pasadena, South Pasadena, Highland Park, Hermon, Montecito Heights, Mount Washington, and Cypress Park, as well as the 110 freeway and well-known public spaces like the Rose Bowl.
The draft EIR covers a broad range of issues and presents six different alternatives for sediment removal behind the dam. The public is encouraged to learn more about these alternatives and offer its feedback during any one of three community meetings in November.
November 6, 6-8 p.m., at the Rose Bowl Stadium Visitors’ Locker Room - 1001 Rose Bowl Drive Pasadena, 91103 (Enter at Gate A, Park in Lot F);
November 14, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., at Jackson Elementary School Auditorium - 593 West Woodbury Road Altadena, 91001;
November 16, 2-4 p.m., Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge - 4469 Chevy Chase Drive La Cañada Flintridge, 91011.
The draft EIR is available for a 75‐day public review period, now through January 6, 2014, and can be viewed online at www.LASedimentManagement.com/DevilsGate. Check the website for a list of locations where hardcopies are available for public review during regular business hours.
Public comments may be submitted at the community meetings or by January 6, 2014, via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, mail to: County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Attn: Water Resources Division – Reservoir Cleanouts, P.O. Box 1460 Alhambra, CA 91802‐9974, or by fax to: (626) 979‐5436.
Include “Devil’s Gate Reservoir Sediment Removal and Management Project” in the subject line and the name of a contact person.
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
Media Contact: Kerjon Lee, Public Affairs Manager, (626) 458-4348