Regarding the story about increased rain this past week, Public Works Director Steve Zurn said of the sediment placement site adjacent to Deukmejian Wilderness Park: "The sediment placement site is doing well, however, it's very, very wet, and we're starting to move toward that saturation point."
I attended many meetings in which the community was addressed by L. A. County Department of Public Works and Glendale officials. At those meetings, concerns were raised by many citizens, including me, about the safety of building a mountain of sediment directly above a large residential area. We were all assured that the debris was being so well compacted and to such a high standard, that it would not inundate the properties below.
In addition, a large drainage system was being constructed under the sediment site, which would direct all of the excess water down, under and away from creating damage. Our concerns of potential massive debris flows were completely negated by all on the expert panel.