What Are The Hazards In Mission Hills

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The area of which I live in is Mission Hills, CA. Upon researching the hazards in my area, I realized that my immediate/specific area of Mission Hills did not have too many hazards. Surrounding areas, although, did. I decided to observe and record close by areas as well as parts of the Los Angeles County rather than the entire Los Angeles County. In regards to flood hazards, most of the area seems to be safe. Figure 1 which showcases flood hazards in my area, illustrates that there are predominantly zones where no base flood elevations have been determined as well as areas that are outside the 0.2% annual chance floodplain. My home area as well as the nearby areas, are not around too many great areas of water but can be affected by maybe …show more content…

Southern California is nestled between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate. One of the most famous faults talked about in recent times, is the San Andreas fault which runs through Palmdale, San Bernadino, and Palm Springs. And as you can see by Figure 2, The Elsinore fault runs more closely in my direction as it runs through Los Angeles. A more in depth, and upclose search will show you that near the area of Mission Hills, there are three faults. There is the Santa Susana Fault that runs through Granada Hills and Los Angeles, all the way through part of the San Fernando Fault Zone. Mission Hills Fault can be seen further south running through part of Northridge and eventually reaches a connecting point with the San Fernando Fault …show more content…

Mineral sources in and around the area of Mission Hills includes the Aliso Canyon Oil Field in the Granada Hills and Knollwood area. There is also the Cheviot Hills Oil Field, also contained within the region of Granada Hills and Knollwood. The mineral sources that are most predominantly here are gas and oil deposits. Other than the oil and gas deposits, Granada Hills-Knollwood has been classified as an MRZ-1 area, which means that there the area is unlikely to contain any precious minerals. Sylmar on the other hand, contains precious sand and gravel that hold value, therefore it is classified as an MRZ-2 area. These nearby areas also implement a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, and NDPES. To control and systematically fight off hazards, there is an intial phase of obtaining an NDPES permit. This permit works hand in hand with a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, an SWPPP. The SWPPP describes the new project site that is being proposed usage. Essentially it details the means in which will help keep the area safe as well as its maintenance for potential incoming

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