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Testing the San Gabriel Dam

San Gabriel Dam operators opened large valves in 2010 as part of a biannual test needed to ensure that the earth-and-rock dam, tall as a 25-story building, would be able to control floodwaters rampaging out of the San Gabriel Mountains' 200-square-mile watershed. Read more: U.S. seeks...