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December 1, 1997 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The cranes and chain saws have removed the last shreds of vegetation from Medea Creek in Agoura Hills, and just a few water birds swim in the unshaded water. Now, officials say, this creek and nearly 100 channels like it in Los Angeles County will flow as originally intended, guiding rainwater to the sea and away from the flood plains where homes are located.
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October 23, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that construction of a new California Army National Guard armory at Sepulveda Basin will not adversely affect the environment. The corps released the findings in its final environmental assessment report, Herb Nesmith, a corps public affairs officer, said Wednesday.
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October 22, 1997 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By Friday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should grant permission to clear Los Angeles County's clogged flood control channels, the agency's top regional official told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. But in a bizarre twist that played itself out in a nearly two-hour debate moments later, political differences among the supervisors may prevent the work from starting immediately, increasing the possibility that El Nino-triggered winter storms could cause the channels to overflow.
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October 12, 1997 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirty feet below a smelly, trash-strewn path between a shopping center and a condominium complex, a wild forest of reeds and brush bursts forth from a barely moving stretch of Medea Creek in Agoura Hills. Defiantly green against the surrounding concrete, these cattails, arundo and willows provide an odd and incongruous patch of beauty behind a locked and rusting chain-link fence.
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September 17, 1997 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly 100 flood control channels--from Santa Clarita to Compton to the San Gabriel Valley--could overflow during predicted El Nino storms because of procrastination by federal and state agencies, a top Los Angeles County official warned Tuesday. James Noyes, chief deputy director of the county Department of Public Works, said in a briefing to the Board of Supervisors that the county has sought permission to clear vegetation from the flood channels for two years.
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September 17, 1997 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly 100 flood control channels--from Santa Clarita to Compton to the San Gabriel Valley--could overflow during predicted El Nino storms because of procrastination by federal and state agencies, a top Los Angeles County official charged Tuesday. James Noyes, chief deputy director of the county Department of Public Works, said in a briefing to the Board of Supervisors that for two years the county has sought permission to clear vegetation from the flood channels.
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July 1, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Efforts to complete the mammoth Santa Ana River flood control project and eliminate the flood insurance premiums paid by thousands of residents won a big boost Monday with a decision by the Army Corps of Engineers to pay $100 million more of the cost. County officials said Monday that the federal action brings them much closer to proceeding with a $472-million plan to raise the Prado Dam, which is the last phase of the $1.3-billion Santa Ana River widening project.
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April 16, 1997 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fifteen years after one of the region's landmark recreation areas was shut down due to flood damage and neglect, the funds are finally in place to complete the restoration of Holiday Lake at Hansen Dam in the east San Fernando Valley. The final $4.6 million for the $11.1-million project comes from funds raised from Measure A, a countywide bond issue for parks that passed last year, and money from the city of Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1997 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fifteen years after one of the region's landmark recreation areas was shut down because of flood damage and neglect, the funds are finally in place to complete the restoration of Holiday Lake at Hansen Dam in the east San Fernando Valley. The final $4.6 million for the $11.1-million project comes from funds raised from Measure A, a countywide bond issue for parks that passed last year, and money from the city of Los Angeles.
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