Since the 1980s, numerous efforts have been implemented to restore the Los Angeles River and maintain flood control. Many agencies at a local, state, and federal level, along with non-profit organizations, have collaborated to slowly bring the River closer to its natural state while slowly enhancing water management. A master plan exists that will take 25-50 years to fully realize, but that will certainly be a source of great joy and pride to future generations. One of the most ambitious projects is being led by the City of Los Angeles and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Together, these lead agencies have created a proposal called the Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Project. At a cost of over $1.3 billion, the proposed project comprises preserving existing levels of flood risk management while restoring 11.5 miles of the River from roughly around Griffith Park to downtown Los Angeles. Restoration measures that are being taken into consideration include formation and reestablishment of historic riparian strand and freshwater marsh habitat to sustain larger populations of wildlife and improve habitat connectivity. The goal is also to provide for and increase connectivity to ecological zones, such as the Santa Monica Mountains, Verdugo Hills, Elysian Hills, and San Gabriel Mountains. The overall idea is to reconnect the river to historic floodplains and tributaries to improve wildlife, water quality and create recreation areas for all Angelinos. Table one describes all the cities and neighborhoods along the River’s banks. Table two describes the hydrologic and geographic profile of the River. Figure one shows the Los Angeles River Watershed, with the area in red being the ...
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...les River. Figure 3 shows maps of Projected Average Decadal Precipitation from 1920-2100. The lighter colors indicate less precipitation. Figure 4 shows historical and Projected Decadal Precipitation from 1920-2100 in low and high C02 emissions scenarios. Low emissions are depicted with lighter colors and high emissions with darker colors. Data was gathered from CalAdapt.org using averages from the following models: Community Climate System Model Version 3 (CCSM3), Coupled Global Climate Model Version 3 (CNRM), Coupled Climate Model 2.1 (GFDL), Parallel and Climate Model 1 (PCM1). Figure six graphs total precipitation for the las 100 years at the Los Angeles Civic Center. First observation is the cyclical characteristics of our climate. Second, from left to right we can see precipitation today versus 100 years ago. Data was gathered from the National Weather Service.
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