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Three million cubic feet of dirt moved to enlarge Encino Reservoir
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
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
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