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Debris dome above La Crescenta to be landscaped

September 14, 2011 |  7:30 am

Dunsmuir sediment site
A huge dome of compacted debris above La Crescenta trucked in from foothill basins clogged by mud and rocks during rainstorms will be landscaped.

Los Angeles County officials said planting vegetation on the Dunsmuir site will better anchor the soil and help prevent erosion, a major concern for residents who live below the hillside, according to the La Canada Valley Sun.

Rainstorms that hit hillsides burned in the Station fire produced massive amounts of mud and debris, clogging basins and sending mudflows through homes in La Cañada Flintridge.

County officials sent nearly 500,000 cubic yards of excavated material from the basins to the Dunsmuir site on Markridge Road.

The county plans to complete the landscaping project, which could cost about $500,000, by April 2013.


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Photo: L.A. County plans to plant vegetation on debris dome. Credit: Times Community News.