Sepulveda Dam, at the headwaters of the Los Angeles River, is the western-most of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ dams operated by the Los Angeles District in the Los Angeles County Drainage Area flood control system.
Rainstorms create reservoir impoundment behind Sepulveda Dam.
The reservoir reached above 680 feet in elevation Aug. 20. The rising reservoir water surface causes Burbank Boulevard to be closed to traffic. The Corps’ Reservoir Operations Center has notified local law enforcement of the reservoir’s rising elevation.