This is rather awesome and a bit depressing. The Los Angeles River used to be a …


This is rather awesome and a bit depressing. The Los Angeles River used to be a wild, ephemeral river – moving across a large floodplain as it flowed from the mountains north of L.A. to the Pacific Ocean. However, a migrating river doesn’t work well in an urban area of 10 million inhabitants and in the 1930s the river was almost entirely paved. You’ve seen it in a variety of movies, I promise. Today, the river still flows in these concrete channels, built with levees to prevent flooding of the nearby structures. This video explores aerial views of that concrete river, including both dry and flowing sections.Los Angeles River shot from above

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