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Tujunga Reservoir and Dam
Tujunga Reservoir from the Big Tujunga Canyon Road. Mount Lukens dominates the distance. January 20, 2008

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lcarreauWell ...

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

People have to get their water from
somewhere! What is the water level,
is it down in the reservoir? Do
you ever run into any Poison Oak?
Posted Jan 23, 2008 7:07 pm

SoCalHikerRe: Well ...

SoCalHiker

Hasn't voted

Tujunga Creek flows eventually into the Los Angeles River which contributes very little to the LA water supply (most of the water supply comes via the aqueducts from the high sierra). This dam actually was built in 1931 as a flood control and water conservation project. I have no idea about the water level though. Poison Oak - oh yes, all the time.
Posted Jan 23, 2008 7:23 pm

lcarreauRe: Yes...

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Looks like a lot of water would be coming
in from the Central Valley, via the Sacramento
and San Joaquin Rivers. I had fogotten that
LA is the second largest city, in terms of
population. Say ... have you ever been up
to Huntington Lake? Beautiful area!
Posted Jan 23, 2008 7:44 pm

SoCalHikerRe: Yes...

SoCalHiker

Hasn't voted

No, I have never been up there. I saw many pictures though and it must be beautiful.
Posted Jan 23, 2008 7:52 pm

LodewijkNice!!

Lodewijk

Voted 10/10

Nice!! I attached it to my 'Dams and reservoirs' album!
Lodewijk
Posted Jan 29, 2008 11:50 am

SoCalHikerRe: Nice!!

SoCalHiker

Hasn't voted

thanks
Posted Jan 29, 2008 12:23 pm

PrettinuceWash Out

Prettinuce

Voted 10/10

I remember in the mid 70's when the whole area washed out with mass flooding
Posted Feb 24, 2010 4:11 pm

rmac10Big Tujunga

rmac10

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Unfortunately, the Los Angeles River--into which the Big Tujunga flows--has no storage areas of note. All water flowing into the drainage flows directly out to sea. The contrast with the settling basin storage capacity of the San Gabriel River drainage is stark.
Posted Dec 16, 2012 6:05 pm

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SoCalHikerSubmitted by SoCalHiker
on Jan 20, 2008 8:45 pm

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Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W
Object Title: Tujunga Reservoir and Dam

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