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Sepulveda Dam
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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The Sepulveda Dam, completed in 1941, is a flood risk reduction project located in the south-central portion of the San Fernando Valley. Its primary purpose is to reduce the risk of floods as it regulates flows along the Los Angeles River. The Dam has a system of flood reduction structures located on the San Gabriel and the Los Angeles Rivers and their tributaries, which are collectively known as the Los Angeles County Drainage Area.
Photograph dated January 21, 1948 is a view of the Sepulveda Dam located in the south-central part of the San Fernando Valley.; Photograph was used for an article dated December 27, 1949; the caption reads "Sepulveda Dam, forms a storage basin where water from winter rains is held in reserve. Lying athwart the headwaters of the Los Angeles River, the dam and its basin control the flow in the channel downstream. Plans call for lining the river channel with concrete walls all the way to the spillway of the dam, which lies parallel to Sepulveda Blvd. near Magnolia Blvd."; Published with photographs 00028243 and 00028401 on December 27, 1949.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Dams--California--San Fernando Valley
Railings--California--San Fernando Valley
Lampposts--California--San Fernando Valley
Watchtowers--California--San Fernando Valley
Mountains--California, Southern
Sepulveda Dam (Los Angeles, Calif.)
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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