April 23, 2007

Everything But the Carp

WATCHING VIDEO PODCAST HOST Jacob Soboroff pratfall into the Los Angeles River (at the 0:43 mark) is only one reason to watch his LA Observed video report on new attempts to revitalize the flood channel. There's also the chance to watch Army Corps engineers (at the 3:41 mark) squirm out of "narrow minded" decisions made by other Army Corps engineers 60 years ago.
Look for shots along the more natural-looking portions of the river in the Glendale Narrows and in Atwater Village. Here the Army Corps contended with bubbling groundwater by lining the riverbed with pebbles and boulders instead of concrete. Lucky break for us!

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