Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Supervisors order inspections of L.A. County dams in wake of Oroville crisis

Supervisors order inspections of L.A. County dams in wake of Oroville crisis

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has ordered inspections of all county dams, spillways and other flood control infrastructure, prompted by the emergency at Lake Oroville in Northern California over the past week, when failures of two spillways used to lower the lake’s water level prompted mandatory evacuations. 

Supervisor Kathryn Barger called for the inspections on Tuesday, and her motion was unanimously approved by the board. 

The supervisors have asked the county’s Department of Public Works to provide a report on the condition of the dams within 30 days and to develop a list of priority flood-control infrastructure projects that...

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