Pico Rivera’s 33-year-old, nine-hole golf course will be forced to close — at least partially for a year and then fully for another five years — as a result of planned repairs at the Whittier Narrows Dam. And, according to Pico Rivera, there’s a chance a portion of it may be gobbled up in the construction and never be returned to the city.
President Joe Biden has included more than $219 million in his budget proposal to make what the government has described as urgent repairs on the Whittier Narrows Dam, enough money to complete the project.
This past July, U.S. Congressional Representatives, Grace Napolitano and Linda Sanchez announced that $384,900,000 has been secured through the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill to fund repairs on the Whittier Narrows Dam as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Dam Safety and Seepage Program.
The Whittier Narrows Dam will soon go under a lengthy refurbishment to meet and exceed the capacity standards set by the Army Corps of Engineers. Here is an update on the progress...
Scientists call it California’s “other big one,” and they say it could cause three times as much damage as a major earthquake ripping along the San Andreas Fault.
Feds rush Whittier Narrows Dam fix to prevent breach that would flood 1M residents from Pico Rivera to Long Beach
Because of the potential of massive flooding, the Army Corps of Engineers is rushing to begin a $500-million repair project for Whittier Narrows Dam, classified as the highest priority of any of the 13 “high risk” dams in the country.
Army Corps of Engineers officials on Monday said they will continue to study problems with the “very high risk” Whittier Narrows Dam after news over the weekend that the structure was classified as unsafe for the 500,000 people who live south of the dam.
The federally designated “very high risk” Whittier Narrows Dam is proving to be a major stumbling block in efforts to capture and save water.