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Morriss Dam
Los Angeles

On the canyon edge above the Morriss Dam across the San Gabriel River just north of Azusa, CA. This dam and another larger dam upstream withhold water from winter rains and spring snow melt. This water is then slowly meted out to perocolation basins at the base of the mountains to replenish the groundwater aquifer that provides a good part of the drinking water for Los Angeles County. Note the water plume just above and to the left of the end of the service road that skirts the opposite side of the lower resevoir. To the immediate left of the water plume is the concrete spillway and the main resevoir water is above and behind the dam. The area above the dam is owned by the United States Navy and the resevoir was used for torpedo testing in the 1940's.

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Uploaded: 30/03/2012
Updated: 30/03/2012
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Tags: river; dam; los angeles; concrete; resevoir; nature; water; mountains
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