Whittier Narrows Dam critically needs an upgrade to protect 1.2 million Angelenos

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates the three-mile long Whittier Narrows Dam. Photo by Luciano Vera. Courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Repairing the Whittier Narrows Dam was reclassified in 2016 from “high urgency” to “very high urgency” by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. If the dam fails, the damage could be catastrophic.  

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