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Monday, January 18, 2010

Storm #1: Station Fire slurry on the move

As soon as the rain stopped I put on my hiking boots and headed out to see what was what. I shot this video in Little Tujunga Canyon today around 3:30pm. The Station Fire debris and rain slurry is on its way into Hansen Dam Recreation Area.

One-seventh of the City of Los Angeles's drinking water passes through Hansen Dam... and this stuff is going down the same channel and into the City's water system.

The sound is to be expected, but the smell was amazing - a mix of smoke, and wet and dirt and sage. Here Little T flows out from under the 210 bridge and cascades into the Hansen Dam basin.

This poor plant on the edge of the main Hansen Dam lake was just minutes from being swallowed up by the incoming torrent.