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Comment Period For Devil's Gate Project Closes Jan. 6

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The deadline to send in public comments regarding the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works' plan to remove sediment from Devil's Gate Reservoir is Monday, Jan. 6.

Public comments can be sent by email to reservoircleanouts@dpw.lacounty.gov

Comments can be mailed to:
County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Attn: Water Resources Division — Reservoir Cleanouts
P.O. Box 1460
Alhambra, CA, 91802-1460

Comments can also be faxed to (626)-979-5436.

The proposed project would remove anywhere from 2.95 to 4 million cubic yards of sediment, over an area of 120.42 acres for a period of up to five years, according to the project's Draft Environmental Impact Report.

County officials contest that sediment and plant removal is necessary to the Arroyo Seco flood control system, reporting that the reservoir no longer has the capacity to contain another large debris flow in the event of a large storm.

Those opposed to the project said the heavy machinery needed for excavation would create much noise, air pollution and destroy the natural habitat in the Hahamongna Water Shed Park.

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