LADWP Press Release -Recovery Efforts Continue After Tropical Storm Hilary

photo LADWP – Lone Pine area Storm Damage from TS Hilary Aug ’23

Recovery Efforts Continue After Tropical Storm Hilary

(August 23, 2023) Bishop, CA – LADWP personnel is actively assessing and inspecting road and waterway damage with recovery efforts underway.

LADWP is utilizing all of our resources, including the request for Los Angeles to support our Operations in Inyo County to help excavate and bail out sand and sediment buildup in the Los Angeles Aqueduct (LAA) and surrounding waterways.

The main work area is the Lone Pine sand trap, where crews are attempting to keep up with sand and debris flow and retain LAA operation.  Added resources and equipment have been mobilized. The biggest issue crews are facing is that the creek and sediment are currently too high, making it hard to catch up with sand/debris flow.

LADWP urges the public to stay away from the river and creeks. Banks have been overrun with water and there is a large amount of mud and debris in many areas.

For more information please read Inyo County’s Latest Press Release.

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