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County Seeking Public Comment on Sediment Management Plan

The deadline for public comment has been extended on a plan for how to best handle potential environmental damage from dam sediment removal.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has extended its public comment period for its sediment management plan, which details what methods the department will use for cleaning out storm sediment that builds up in debris basins across the county.

The full plan can be viewed on the department website - a summary of the alternatives the county is considering for specific dams in the county can be viewed on right.

The commenting period has been extended until August 28.  Anyone interested in submitting an official comment for the record can email them to  SedimentMgmtPlan@dpw.lacounty.gov or mail them to: Los Angeles County Public Works Department, Attn: Marcela Benavides - Sediment Management Strategic Plan, P.O. Box 1460, Alhambra, CA 91802-1460.

Local environmental advocates, including some from Altadena, have e Dam in the Hahamongna Watershed Park without destroying acres of trees.  There were also .

In response to these protests, the to get inputs on its future sediment management policies.

The county is .

Steve Lamb June 18, 2012 at 07:10 PM
I'm an environmentalist. I am not a eco tourist. The "Acres of trees" don't belong there and are a result of the Counties past failures to clean and remove sediment. They should be removed and the sediment should be regularly removed to improve the function of the dam.
Steve Lamb June 18, 2012 at 07:17 PM
And I'm for using route 2, as is the most impacted neighborhood association the Arroyo Windsor Neighborhood association.

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