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  • May

    Corps gives tour of Sepulveda Dam to UCLA engineering students

    Peering out over the edge of the Sepulveda Dam Spillway, on most given days, less than a foot of standing water can be seen in the basin below. Off in the distance, cars pass over a bridge along Burbank Boulevard, a frequently traveled thoroughfare to the 405 Freeway toward San Diego. During a large rain event, the entire area, including Burbank Boulevard, could be under water, explained John DeSimone, dam tender, Operations Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, to a group of about a dozen University of California, Los Angeles engineering students touring the dam April 25.
  • July

    Corps of Engineers tests Sepulveda Dam crest gates Monday

    On Monday, July 27 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., USACE will perform operational testing on the Sepulveda Dam spillway crest gates. The crest gates block off the spillway to provide additional, temporary storage during an extreme storm event.
  • February

    Corps partners with recruiting to bring high schools students to Sepulveda Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District hosted nearly 90 students from Birmingham, Van Nuys and John Burroughs High Schools, Burbank, for tours at the Sepulveda Dam near Van Nuys, California during National Engineers Week.
  • September

    CHP uses district asset to train with new patrol car

    More than 20 patrolmen, trainers, and volunteers participated in the training, which saw them test the brand new Ford Police Interceptor Utility model, which is being phased in to replace the force’s aging fleet of iconic white-and-black Crown Victorias.
  • January

    Work halts on Sepulveda Basin vegetation management project

    Work on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District's five-year vegetation management project for the Sepulveda Dam Flood Control Basin has been halted to host further discussion with the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Steering Committee and other stakeholders.