County Public Works Department Announces Series of Public Meetings About Devil's Gate Sediment Removal Project
|July 6, 2016 - LA County Department of Public Works has announced a series of information meetings to address public concerns about their sediment removal project at Devil's Gate Dam in Hahamongna Watershed Park.|
Pasadena area residents and organizations who have concerns about the sediment removal project at Devilís Gate Reservoir will have an opportunity to know more about the updates on the project and issues affecting it next week, when the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works leads a series of informational meetings for the public.
One of the meetings will be held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, on Thursday, July 14, starting at 6:30 p.m.
The public meetings will provide details of the sediment removal activities, aimed at restoring and maintaining flood control capacity in the reservoir. A habitat enhancement program intended to create and preserve a native habitat within and around the reservoir will also be discussed.
In 2014, the Pasadena Audubon Society and the Arroyo Seco Foundation filed a lawsuit challenging the project after it was approved in November that year by the countyís Board of Supervisors. The group said the sediment haul project would destroy part of a biologically valuable stream habitat in the process of bringing sediment levels way lower than the Hahamongna Basin historically held since the 1930s.
Since then, other groups in La Canada Flintridge and in Altadena have also complained about the project and said its final environmental impact report did not adequately consider inputs from various communities that may be affected.
Aside from the Pasadena meeting, an information meeting about the project will also be held at the Jackson Elementary School, 593 West Woodbury Road in Altadena on Wednesday, July 13, also at 6:30 p.m., and another one on Saturday, July 16, 2:00 p.m., at the Main Room of the Community Center, 4460 Chevy Chase Drive in La Canada Flintridge.
For more information, visit www.lasedimentmanagement.com/devilsgate, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.