Log In

Debris Potential Areas

Los Angeles Basin, Santa Clara River Basin, and Antelope Valley are divided into zones that yield similar volumes of sediment under similar conditions. These are called Debris Potential Area (DPA) zones. Sediment production from a watershed is a rate at which sediment passes a particular point, usually expressed as cubic yards per square mile per storm. The sediment production is dependent upon many factors such as: rainfall intensity, geology, soil type, vegetative coverage, runoff, and watershed slope.


For determining watershed sediment production. 


Supplemental Information:
Data was scanned and digitized from Los Angeles County Department of Public Works ‘s Hydrology/ Sedimentation Manual. Please visit the Publications page, hosted by the Los Angeles County, Department of Public Works’ Water Resources Division.

Download Data


Using GIS Data on this site

GIS Data downloaded from this site generally requires GIS software to view. Click here for a list of GIS Data Viewers

GIS data available on this website is provided AS IS - please read the GIS Data Portal Terms of Use

Data Field Descriptions

GIS Source Information
Database Name:
Feature Class Name:
Feature Dataset Name (if applicable):
Reference Date: 2006
Accuracy: Parcel
Update Frequency: As Needed
Access Constraints:None

Contact Information
Francis Calasanz

County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Works
Survey/Mapping and Property Management Division
900 S. Fremont Ave
Alhambra, CA 91803

Leave a Reply