Rep. Napolitano Briefed on Whittier Narrows Dam
On Monday, August 22, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano met with members of the Army Corps of Engineers for an update on the Whittier Narrows Dam.
“The Whittier Narrows Dam is a critical source of water for our community,” Napolitano said. “We must take care that it remains stable, secure, and properly maintained.”
The Army Corps of Engineers has begun a dam safety modification study that will begin to allow the Corps to upgrade and improve the dam. The study will take 2-3 years.
The dam will be upgraded according to the results of the study, and may include extra storage and increased groundwater recharging.
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