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Debris Basin – Right of Way

Abstract: The debris basin right of way depicts the limits of ownership or access rights in fee or ease within the facility. The debris basin itself consists of an earth dam or other barrier constructed across a drainageway or other suitable location for collecting sediment. The dam is provided with properly designed spillways to […]

Dams and Debris Basins – Point Locations


Debris Basins are key components of the Los Angeles County Flood Control District’s (LACFCD) flood control system. Typically located at the mouths of canyons, debris basins capture sediment, gravel, boulders, and vegetative debris that are washed out of the canyons during storms, protecting lower lying communities from possible flooding and property damage. Due […]