Three million cubic feet of dirt moved to enlarge Encino Reservoir
Valley Times Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes Photograph article dated December 9, 1960 partially reads, "A cavernous hole in the foothills above Encino is being enlarged and its walls fortified to provide the San Fernando Valley with a massive water reserve. Before the job is finished in January of 1962, more than three million cubic feet of dirt will have been shifted within the embankments of the Encino Reservoir to furnish storage acreage for 10,000-acre-feet of reserve water. The reservoir, located in the steep foothills at the south end of Encino avenue, is being enlarged on a $3.5 million contract let by the Los Angeles City Department of Water and Power." Pictured is Engineer Gene Boyd, inspecting site for inlet, outlet lines just outside of the tunnel at reservoir site.; See image #00129027 for additional photo in this series.
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Los Angeles (Calif.).--Department of Water and Power--Officials and employees Water-supply--California--San Fernando Valley Reservoirs--California--San Fernando Valley Foothills--California--San Fernando Valley Engineers--California--San Fernando Valley Men--California--San Fernando Valley Railroad tracks--California--San Fernando Valley Mountains--California, Southern San Fernando Valley (Calif.) Encino Reservoir (Calif.) Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.) Portrait photographs Valley Times Collection photographs