Tujunga Reservoir and Dam

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

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lcarreau

lcarreau - Jan 23, 2008 7:07 pm - Voted 10/10

Well ...

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?

SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - Jan 23, 2008 7:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Well ...

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.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jan 23, 2008 7:44 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Yes...

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!

SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - Jan 23, 2008 7:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Yes...

No, I have never been up there. I saw many pictures though and it must be beautiful.

Lodewijk

Lodewijk - Jan 29, 2008 11:50 am - Voted 10/10

Nice!!

Nice!! I attached it to my 'Dams and reservoirs' album!
Lodewijk

SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - Jan 29, 2008 12:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice!!

thanks

Prettinuce

Prettinuce - Feb 24, 2010 4:11 pm - Voted 10/10

Wash Out

I remember in the mid 70's when the whole area washed out with mass flooding

rmac10

rmac10 - Dec 16, 2012 6:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Big Tujunga

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.

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