Devil’s Gate Dam Sediment Removal Starts May 3

Los Angeles County Public Works will resume sediment removal at Devil’s Gate Dam as early as May 3 and continue these operations through November, it has been announced.
L.A. County Public Works in coordination with the contractor, Griffith Company, began preparations on April 19 to resume sediment excavation and removal inside the reservoir.
“We’re farther along in excavation and removal quantity from the reservoir than originally predicted,” an official statement said. “Therefore, the project may very likely be completed by the end of November 2021.
“Public Works is dedicated to a community-first approach and has adopted numerous measures to keep communities safe, neighborhood streets clean and traffic impacts to a minimum. To date, the project team successfully removed more than 980,000 cubic yards of sediment. Meanwhile, habitat restoration activities continue in the project natural areas.”
To protect hikers, cyclists and workers during construction, a number of trails within the reservoir, including the tunnel to the Lower Arroyo Seco Trail, will be closed during project work hours, which are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The Rose Bowl Loop and recreational trails within Hahamongna Park and along the north side of the reservoir will remain open to visitors.
For more information on the full range of enhancements at Devil’s Gate Reservoir, visit the website at DevilsGateProject.com. Any questions or concerns may be emailed to devilsgateproject@dpw.lacounty.gov or call the Devil’s Gate Project hotline at (626) 458-2507.