LOS ANGELES --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District awarded a $529,100 contract to BjD Services of Canyon Country, California, March 13, for sediment and vegetation removal in Compton Creek to restore natural water flow capacity downstream.
The project is located in Compton, Los Angeles County, just north of the Gardena Freeway (SR 91) bridge crossing over Alameda Street and entails removal of approximately 4,200 cubic yards of accumulated sediment and vegetation from an approximately 1.6 acre area of Compton Creek.
The contract sets a time frame of March through May for completion.
The work will improve a pathway and restore capacity for the water to flow through USACE's area of responsibility in Compton Creek by removing invasive native and non-native vegetation, sediment that’s obstructing downstream water mobility and trash in the right-of-way. A Corps channel maintenance contractor will maintain the vegetation regrowth along with trash and debris within the channel after initial work is completed.
Compton Creek is a USACE civil works project and part of the Los Angeles County Drainage Area. It’s the last tributary to enter the Los Angeles River before water reaches the Pacific Ocean.
An initial Compton Creek contract of $123,000 was awarded September 2018 to remove vegetation.
USACE’s Civil Works mission provides a key foundational component of the nation’s public infrastructure that facilitates economic growth, quality of life, environmental health and national security for the American people.
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