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Covina Argus (Newspaper) - January 24, 1930, Covina, California M BSffSTTSH i viV Vr 5 l J J i f COVINA ARGUS V HUGE WATER RUNOFF SAVING POSSIBLE THRU SPREADING By CHARLES COHAN in Los Angeles Times A total of gullons of Water will be added daily during floodwater periods to Los Angeles countys naturally stored under ground supply by the capture and infiltration of flood water that now luns off in the ocean and is according to a plan proposed by chief engineer of the Los Angeles county flood control This sinking process is thru a sys tem of canals branching from main streams over adjacent The flood water is taken via one main or several canals from the river or wash con veying it and percolates partly thru the canal bottoms and partly thru the acreage over which it spreads from the canal into the under ground storage The system is so devised that certain canals can pick up the excess water spread by some of the ditches and it to Other parts of the spreadingground to expedite infiltration and prevent Where levees are located to protect roads and land adjacent to the The flood water is taken from the main streams at specified levels to prevent interference with the normal Stream Such a it is not only will enable the desired infiltration but likewise will form a protection against floodwater If all of a single years vagrant water in this county were put under ground it would be enough to take care of the countys water needs for about three he AS AVATER RESERVE he does not intend a re plenishment of the subsoil water supply in lieu of any of the pend ing projects to bring in additional water to this region from the Colo rado river and other contemplated but as an extensive water reserve or insurance while these pro jects are being consummated and after they are A preliminary suggestion in this connection has been submitted to the board of county supervisors by Eaton involving the use of un occupied and unfilled lands adjacent to several streams in the county as infiltration This method is successfully on 600 acres adjacent to the San Antonio river in the northeast part of the county it has been tried out to deter mine its feasibility for the entire Eaton expects to have the complete details of his plan worked out by July as part of his new and comprehensive flood control program including surface dams and other works he con siders WET YEARS AT HAND This is a particularly good he to prepare for the un JJ fnis county is about to navea new period of wet in which the rainfall likely will be above nor Such expectation s based on welldefined cycles indicating several wet years follow eleven yearo or so of more or less subnormal pre cipitation In fourteen years there have been only two years of normal or supernormal runoff in this v The water that wastes into the ocean is conveyed via stream chan nels that drain territory over which the flood water flows too rapidly or in too great a quantity to permit of complete The larger part of the mountain drainage finds its outlet via the Los Angeles and San Gabriel river EXTENSIVE RESERVOIRS Conditions arc especially propi tious hero for underground water Nature has given Los An geles county the priceless boon of absorbent strata that form the larg est and best natural subterranean reservoirs in the They have the additional advantage of natural underground clay dykes at their lower ends that are effectual dams and clay bottoms impervious to wa Thruout many these bene ficently provided reservoirs have sup plied an enormous amount of water for pumping and since 1904 there has been a progressive drop in the water Los Angeles countys geological history ascribes these reservoirsto a fortunate condition in sedimen tary An upheaval that brot the mountains at the north of the county into is indi There is sonic belief that in unrecorded geological ages these mountains subsided and rose several Erosion carried earth and rocks from them toward the thus building up the Los Angeles plain and perhaps an upthrust along the plains coastline aided Pressure upthrusts or faultline for mation resulted in extensive dyke systems thruout this plain hedging in strata of and the like capable of enormous water storage so that these reser voirs or storage places underlie prac tically the entire INFILTRATION AREAS It has been found that or more gallons of water can be ab sorbed daily thru every acre on which the flood water brot down by the river can be A natural dyke across the narrows of the San Gabriel river at El Monte makes all the flood water from the mouth of the canyon to El ten available for in filtration to the extent of 3000 acres or Approximately 2000 acres contigu ous to the Tujunga river are con sidered appropriate by Eaton as a spreading and about 150 acres at the Snn Antonio H estimates a total of about 9000acres in the county for such Bankers Association Holds Annual Dinner Citrus Belt chapter of the Ameri Institute of an associa tion composed of the officers and employes of the banks of Baldwin Cucamoa San Dim and La hold COLES its annual dinner dance at the Mountain Meadows country club last Friday Toll of the Bank of America at Chino was master of and the speaker of the evening was executive vicepresident of the First National bank of who gave an interesting talk on stocks and stock Those attending from the First Na tional bank of Covina were and Charles nd Misses Virgie Helen 7on der Calla and Paul Freeman and Roger Hold Meetings at West Covina Members of the Covina Union Par entTTeacher council will be guests of the West Covina association on January at the West Covina The morning session will include talks by first district and director of parental education in On DeForest Keichard will preside and give her report of the district board Preceding the morning from 9 until 10 there will be an exten sion meeting in which the ques tion of a high school association will bo In the Ben Mil likan will speak ontfSchool Fin and White of Glen dale will talk on Character Build All principals of schools in the Covina council are to be guests of the as arc also representa tives from the Puente council and La Verne Azusa and Glen dora Luncheon will be serv ed by the Covina ladies The unusually interesting program offered by the first district Parent Teacher conference attracted many Covina women to the South Pasa dena high school on Speakers included Vierling state superintendent of Miss Van state director of physi cal education for and state president of the Six Feet of Snow at Big Bear Lake Sixtyseven inches of snow fell at Bear Valley during the last iccording to word sent the first of he week to presi lent of the Bear Valley water com any by Dad caretaker of he From the 7th to 14th inclu snow fell each he The fall of sixtyseven inches of snow in precipitation would be equivalent of inches of The lake is frozen over and cover eddeep in The earthquake shock last week was felt in the moun tains as well as in the The residents of the valley have felt no distress from being snowed in for so many ParentTeachers Guests at Dinner of Japanese Folk Two hundred members and friends of the West Covina ParentTeacher association partook of the delicious dinner served last Friday evening by the Japanese women who are members of the as well as enjoying the program furnished by The consisting of chow combination and with rice cakes and apples for was prepared by the Japanese women and their husbands and served by their Japanese men and women who rank high among their countrymen ap peared on the A group of harmonica nbiis were given by Homare who has a conser vatory of niusii in Japan rind is also president of the Radio association of His harmonicas were of dif ferent to produce effects de teacher of the Jap anese school at gave a talk and also presented live of his girl pupils in a folk Takao wife of the viceconsul in Los ave a talk in fluent Eng and wife of the secretary of the San Gabriel Valley Japanese residing in El appeared for her husband in talting Imt fascinating expressed the appreciation of the Japanese people for the large attendance at their This dinner is one a series be ing given by the ParentTeacher as sociation of West Oovina to pay for additional amounting to this bfinp the of the fourteen Japanese members to that Another dinner will be given next month by the when a turkey dinner will be Wilson is president of the asso A representation from Co vina attended the dinner Would Conquer Forest Fires by Piping Water of water to strategic points of the San Ber nardino mountains watershed as an aid to fighting forest fires was rec ommended to the annual meeting of the tricounties Riverside and San Bernardino reforestation here The project was outlined to the iommittee by a special subcommit tee which has made an exhaustive in vestigation of its Co operation of the federal government fould be We have plenty of water that is available at an altitude which will all the pressure necessary to fight any fire that may reads the Altho the number of fires started in the San Bernardino mountains in the lire period of 1929 was 50 per cent greater than that of the acreage burned over was but one fifth as according to the annual report of Francis chairman of the He disclosed that there were eightyseven fires re ported in 1020 as against fiftyone in and the area destroyed in the last compared with in I do hope you keep your cows in ii suid Newlywed as she paid the replied the milk of course we keep them in a Im o Ive been told that pasteurized milk id much the No Rest For the Wicked world is full of ras morning the iMlkiuan gave me a counterfeit is my dear Ive already got rid of luckily the butcher took Wisconsin Folks at Ganesha Park A number of local people were in attendant e rtt a reunion of former Portat people heid last Sunday in Ganesha Among the local paople present were ii and Myron Grant and tnd M I and Fred Grant and and Leonarc and and lit y Gardner and and md Kay ley and and Leo Harding and son of Mr and Donald Grant and family and Charles Hancs and ami John Kinney and and Bert Netz ley and all of Azusa Mr Parks ami family of William Bowersock and family of Mr and and family and Kalph McKenna and Brandenburg and all of Glendora and Jay Fishel and family of and Melvin and and and Clark Smith and family of San Eastern Star Group at Program A group of members of La Paloma chapter of the Eastern Star attended the meeting and official visit of the grand Marie Clara Moyse of Los held Tuesday even ing in the municipal auditorium in San when Claremont lodge was hostess to nine lodges of the eastern end of the Those attending from Covina were and Arthur and Charles Alice Miss Mae Ben James Robert Roy Neigh George Worth and Miss Maud The grand officers of the lodge will make an official visit to Covina and five other chapters on February the meeting to be held in the Oddfellows hallat El Subscribe for the Covina per worth tf for Red Scale DolJouOetfr Sf iirnraia TF you have tried to control Red Scale without fumiga tion your experience is probably the same as that repotted by other Experiences in most Red Scale Districts show a and in some an alarming increase in the infes tation if has been Red Scale increases very rapidly under favorable conditions and it never pays to neglect proper treatment even for one because this pest not only affects the marketability of the but may seriously injure the trees as If your Red Scale control treatment this season was not effec remember winter is a good time to fumigate for this Get in touch with your fumigator Ask him treat your grove when the scale is insure best Owl Fumigating Corporation f California method of control Argus Classified Ads Bring Immediate Results Co vinas New City Hall TER BUILDER Estimates Furnished on Business Bungalows Phone 16981 Reed Block COVINA ;