Los Angeles County Flood Control and Water Conservation

by C. T. Newton,
Harold E. Hedger,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 2, Pg. 81-98

Document Type: Journal Paper


The extensive Los Angeles metropolis situated on a narrow and arid coastal belt receives occasional storms of high intensity. Problems of flood control planning, coordination, funding, design and construction have been complicated due both to the topography and heavy urban development. As a corollary to flood control projects, arrangements are effected to conserve a major portion of the limited runoff for replenishment of a dwindling ground water supply.

Subject Headings: Water conservation | Floods | Arid lands | Storms | Financing | Hydraulic design | Topography | Urban development | Los Angeles | California | United States

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