The L.A. River: Nature Tamed

In 1938, following a series of devastating floods, the United States Army Corps of Engineers embarked on a twenty-two-year effort to convert the Los Angeles River into a fifty-one-mile concrete storm channel.

Heavy rains in the San Gabriel Mountains can send torrents of water through LA and other southern California concrete channels, such as the Santa Ana River.

LA riverDownload: Is a restoration scheme possible for LA River


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