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L.A. River: Beyond drainage to a promising resource

August 24, 2007

Public works planners have long toiled over ways to spruce up the Los Angeles River without jeopardizing its mission of swiftly and safely channeling storm water away from populated areas. A revitalization plan approved this summer focuses on the 32 miles of the river in the city of Los Angeles. A 10-year-old county master plan has generated $100 million in projects. They have spawned a movement to convert the concrete ribbon into an appealing corridor for humans and wildlife to enjoy. In the first of an occasional series of graphics about the Los Angeles River, here's a look at its present state:

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Home Edition Main News Part Page News Desk 1 inches; 37 words Type of Material: Correction
Los Angeles River: A graphic in Friday's California section about plans to revitalize the Los Angeles River identified a street near the point where the river begins as Route 127. It is Route 27, Topanga Canyon Boulevard.

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