Oral Histories

Interview of Harold Hedger

Chief engineer for the Los Angeles County Flood Control District.
Harold Hedger: Flood Control Engineer
Oral History of California Water Resources Development
Urban Planning and Land Use
Water Resources
Biographical Note:
Chief engineer for the Los Angeles County Flood Control District.
Simms, Daniel
Hedger, Harold
Persons Present:
Hedger and Simms.
Place Conducted:
Hedger's home in Glendale, California.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Daniel Simms, Interviewer-Editor, Oral History Program, UCLA; B.S., Geology, Long Beach State College.
Processing of Interview:
The interview was edited by Donald J. Schippers, Interviewer-Editor, UCLA Oral History Program; B.S. American History, UCLA, M.A. American History, Occidental College.
3 hrs.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
This series had its origin in a grant from the University of California Water resources Center in 1965. The project was a joint effort by the UCLA Oral History Program and the Regional Oral History Office, University of California, Berkeley. For some years after the close of the grant period, limited interviewing in this area continued.
Early education in Long Beach; employed by Los Angeles Flood Control District, 1919; history of Los Angeles Flood Control District; first comprehensive flood control plan for Los Angeles County; Montrose flood, 1934; work on construction of San Gabriel Dam, 1925-38; construction of debris basins; flood of 1938; floodwater control and conservation measures; cooperation with United States Army Corps of Engineers; waste disposal problems; sewage reclamation; consulting activities since retirement in 1959.