Quick Mends:LA River after El Nino’s first storm of the season

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LA Public Works removing debris caught by booms from Ballona Creek after a storm event. (Courtesy Algalita Marine Research Foundation)

 

This Los Angeles Times story, with accompanying photos and visuals, puts me in awe of the fish we have in the river. How do they ever return after an event such as this one? Best quote from the story:

“The namesake settlement of Los Angeles became the second city in California after San Jose, with a water ditch — the zanja madre —  diverting flow to the city.

The river, its tributaries and artesian wells made Los Angeles County one of the biggest cattle and food producing centers in the nation. Fishermen caught steelhead trout in the pools, and waterwheels ran flour mills in the currents.”

 

See you on the river, Jim Burns

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3 thoughts on “Quick Mends:LA River after El Nino’s first storm of the season

  1. Hi Jim,

    There is a trash boom at Long Beach, yet the one you pictured is Ballona Creek.

    It is mislabeled as Long Beach – We even have it in the FoLAR printed education books labeled as Long Beach but it’s not:(

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    Jim Burns posted: ” This Los Angeles Times story, with accompanying photos and visuals, puts me in awe of the fish we have in the river. How do they every return after an event such as this one. Best quote from the story: The namesake settlement of”

  2. people with boats in MDR have to be careful now for the next 3 weeks plastic bags are everywhere its gross as hell

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