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Storm Runoff and Santa Monica Bay

February 23, 1992

Mathis Chazanov wrote an excellent story on flood control. In regard to Ballona Creek, work on the project to enclose the creek in concrete boxes began in the mid-1930s after a terrible flood on New Year's, 1932, when most of the Westside was cut off by the raging creek. Work was done covering the creek from near Cochran Street east to La Brea and then north on La Brea to Olympic.

Water runs freely under those streets. The Army Corps of Engineers did the planning and supervision of this important project.

CLIFF DEKTAR

North Hollywood

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