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LADWP Recovery Efforts Continue After Tropical Storm Hilary

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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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Protect yourself by staying away from waterways. Also, follow these other safety tips, from the County of Inyo:

  • Stay Informed: Listen to radio and television, including NOAA Weather Radio if possible, and check trusted internet and social media sources.
  • Get to Higher Ground: If you live in a flood-prone area or are camping in a low-lying area, get to higher ground immediately.
  • Obey Evacuation Orders: If told to evacuate, do so immediately. Lock your home when you leave and if you have time, disconnect utilities and appliances.
  • Practice Electrical Safety: Don’t go into a basement, or any room, if water covers the electrical outlets or if cords are submerged. If you see sparks or hear buzzing, crackling, snapping, or popping noises – get out! Stay out of water that may have electricity in it!

Ready Inyo: ready.inyocounty.us/pages/hurricane-hilary

For the latest information on road closures and other highway conditions, download the Quickmap app to your iOS or Android device or visit quickmap.dot.ca.gov. You can also call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

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