Westlake dam ruled safe

Inspection clears Three Springs structure

WATER WORKS—Rain from last spring’s storms rushes down a spillway at the dam. Courtesy of LVMWDThe California Division of Safety of Dams issued a report on the 1,249 dams under its jurisdiction and gave the Las Virgenes Reservoir dam in the Three Springs neighborhood of Westlake Village a satisfactory rating, the highest level under the statewide evaluation system.
The state classified the dam’s downstream flooding hazard as “extremely high” but the alert is due to the presence of homes in the a...

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