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An update from Los Angeles County on the Devil's Gate Resevoir project

Los Angeles County Public Works has been actively planning for a more sustainable Devil's Gate Reservoir. To achieve balance between restoring flood protection to downstream communities and preserving the natural resources of the Hahamongna Watershed, Public Works will remove 1.7 million cubic yards of sediment over 4 years from the reservoir behind Devil’s Gate Dam. In addition to providing flood relief to downstream communities that have endured nearly a decade of elevated flood risk, the restoration project will create over 70 acres of enhanced habitat for wildlife.

Public Works is currently working with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on installing air quality monitors around the project site; all air quality monitors will be installed and operational before trucking activity begins. Additionally, trucks used to haul sediment are undergoing tests and results show trucking activity will contribute less than 0.6% of daily local NOx emissions, 0.2% of daily local PM10 emissions, and 0.4% of daily local PM2.5 emissions. Public Works also recently retested the sediment in the reservoir and found it was non-hazardous and had no traces of Glyphosate (Roundup).

For more information on the project, please visit the project website at, email Public Works at or call the Devil’s Gate Project Hotline at (626) 458-2507.

Thank you,
Hotline: (626) 458-2507