Trucks will start hauling sediment from Devil’s Gate Dam on Monday, after the installation of air monitors and rain forecasts pushed the start date back a week
Members of community group LCF 4 Healthy Air came to Tuesday's City Council meeting with an update on concessions the county has made to minimize the impacts of the project, and to ask council members to advocate on their behalf.
In an informational meeting at La Cañada High School Tuesday, community members seemed somewhat bolstered by recent local efforts to monitor emissions of the Devil's Gate sediment removal project, keep a watchful eye on hauler trucks and raise the red flag at the first sign of warning.
On Tuesday, experts from environmental consulting firm Ninyo & Moore took air quality readings at various spots around La Cañada High School and neighboring Child Educational Center. Their baseline data will help school officials understand the added impact of the Devil's Gate project.
Members of the parent-led community group LCF 4 Healthy Air asked city officials to formally support their efforts to ensure air quality is monitored throughout the four-year Devil's Gate Dam Sediment Removal project and devise steps to be taken if and when monitoring returns worrisome results.
Supervisor Kathryn Barger proposed the county's Public Works Department contract with a consultant on the placement and installation of air quality monitoring devices at the site of the four-year Devil's Gate Dam Sediment removal project.
In a March 28 meeting of the Joint Use Committee, which considers properties and holdings shared by La Cañada Unified School District and the city, LCUSD Supt. Wendy Sinnette said county officials confirmed sediment hauling would not begin before May 7.
Once cleared, the sluice gate will allow crews to operate the dam’s controlled water release function — a benefit given a forecast of rain in and around La Cañada Flintridge that could continue through this weekend.
On Tuesday, a small but dedicated group of parents attended the regular meeting of the district’s Governing Board, where they shared their worries about the potential health impacts to students of the 425 round-trip truck trips proposed in the project.
L.A. County Public Works officials said the first phase of the project will center on a 70-plus acre restoration area, where invasive plant species will be removed and replaced with native plants to make the sloped area around the dig site more habitable for wildlife.
Work will start this month on a major, four-year-long project at Devil’s Gate Dam that will include restoration of wildlife habit and the removal of 1.7 million cubic yards of built-up sediment behind the aging dam in the Arroyo Seco, according to the Los Angeles County Public Works Department.
Sterling Klippel, a civil engineer with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, said digging could begin as soon as April and continue for the next four years.
The Los Angeles County Public Works Department’s plan to remove 2.4 million cubic yards of sediment from behind Devil’s Gate Dam at Hahamongna Watershed Park was downgraded Tuesday after county supervisors voted to cap removal at 1.7 million cubic yards.
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