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Global Awareness conference speaks on worldwide water issues

Los Angeles residents are accustomed to the occasional earthquake drill but likely don’t consider flooding a real threat, something that can prove disastrous, Humberto Gallegos said. Gallegos, an East Los Angeles College professor, spoke during a conference focused on social issues related to water on Friday in E3. He shared the work of ELAC students who conducted a case study of the Baldwin Hills dam break in 1963. The students work included a computer- generated simulator which was also used to simulate future floods including, a plausible flood along the northern part of the Los Angeles river.

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