Tag: Whittier Narrows Dam
  • Incoming commander gets early review of LA District

    The incoming U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District commander took time out to meet with the LA District’s team and partners April 3-7 as he toured project sites throughout Southern California to learn about the district’s diverse and extensive mission set.
  • Corps dams help LA, Orange counties capture $25M in December stormwater runoff

    With the help of the Los Angeles District, stakeholders in Southern California captured approximately 30,000-acre feet of stormwater runoff valued at $25 million for local groundwater replenishment during December’s heavy rainfall.
  • Corps general speaks at ceremony honoring project completion, tours other LA District project sites

    During a recent visit to Southern California, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division commander celebrated the completion of one of the Los Angeles District’s flood-risk management projects in Corona, California.
  • LA District teams up with California Guard for flood-control exercise

    Partnership was the keyword Oct. 8 as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District teamed up with the California Army National Guard for a flood-control exercise at the Whittier Narrows Dam Basin.
  • LA District, California Army National Guard to conduct flood-fighting demonstration Oct. 8 at Whittier Narrows Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District and the California National Guard are partnering to conduct a Super Sand Bag Placement functional exercise at the Whittier Narrows Dam in Montebello, California. The exercise will include the use of a U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter flown by a crew with the California National Guard's Army Aviation Support Facility No. 1, based in Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, California. The California National Guard will conduct a sling-load operation that will place sandbags into a simulated breach of the levee system at Whittier Narrows Dam to demonstrate the joint flood-fighting capabilities of the Corps and the California National Guard.
  • Whittier Narrows dam modification study complete, moves into design phase

    A highly anticipated modification study of a Southern California dam has been finalized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is now in the project’s design phase. The Whittier Narrows Dam Safety Modification Study was completed in June 2019 and approved by the Corps’ Headquarters in August. The design phase of the project began in October.
  • Whittier Narrows Dam weathers storm

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Whittier Narrows Dam in Pico Rivera performed as originally designed during Southern California’s most recent storm event March 6. 
  • Educators learn ABCs of dam operations

    LOS ANGELES – LA Unified School District and STEM Academy educators and administrators took a field
  • “Every drop of water counts;” interagency coordination saves water

    During the storms that swept through California from Feb. 26-March 2, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assisted local agencies maximize their ground water recharge.
  • Corps, public talk about Whittier Narrows Dam modifications

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District held a public meeting in Pico Rivera, Calif., Sept. 11 to describe potential structural modifications to Whittier Narrows Dam and to seek comments from the public on issues and concerns they wish to have considered during the preparation of its supporting Environmental Impact Statement.