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Study recommends $453m LA River restoration
WRAL ^ | 5:42 p.m. today

Posted on 09/14/2013 4:24:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin

A federal study recommends spending $453 million to restore part of the concrete-line Los Angeles River to nature — but critics say it doesn't go far enough.

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1 posted on 09/14/2013 4:24:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

It’s just money....what’s to worry?


2 posted on 09/14/2013 4:26:01 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: basil

Let it go out to Marina del Rey like it used too


3 posted on 09/14/2013 4:28:50 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: BenLurkin

Leave it alone for long enough and it will return to nature for free.


4 posted on 09/14/2013 4:29:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin

They are Regressives


5 posted on 09/14/2013 4:31:08 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: cripplecreek

“Leave it alone for long enough and it will return to nature for free.”

Don’t be silly. If they that, they wouldn’t be able to give millions to supporters and cronies who would then filter some back to them. That would waste 450 million that would just languish in taxpayer’s accounts.


6 posted on 09/14/2013 4:33:19 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: BenLurkin

Why stop there?

Why not tear down the entire city of Los Angeles and let it return to nature?

Once that is done, do it to San Francisco and Oakland and Sacramento.


7 posted on 09/14/2013 4:47:40 PM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (I do not doubt that our climate changes. I only doubt that anything man does has any effect.)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

Too logical


8 posted on 09/14/2013 5:01:22 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: Gen.Blather
100%
9 posted on 09/14/2013 5:03:37 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BenLurkin
http://www.saadconsultants.com/losangeles.htm


10 posted on 09/14/2013 5:06:28 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Don't blame me for McCain.)
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To: BenLurkin

One of the most ridiculous ideas in years to waste out tax money If they.just tossed our money into the Bermuda Triangle it would be better Because at least that way our money wouldn’t wind up ripped off by the crooned politicians and their crony kickback artist contractor crook backers.


11 posted on 09/14/2013 5:20:56 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Er)
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To: BenLurkin

They can turn it back to pristine condition. And then put a high speed rail line through it.


12 posted on 09/14/2013 5:36:36 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: cripplecreek
Leave it alone for long enough and it will return to nature for free.

It's already been doing that for years. There are sections that run through Glendale/Burbank that have serious ecosystems at the bottom. Some of the trees in the riverbed are thirty feet or more in height. You can't even see the concrete bottom for most of that stretch.

I believe that some of that was intentionally set in motion years ago, but nature has taken over in an aggressive way with that part of the river.

13 posted on 09/14/2013 6:47:08 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: BenLurkin

I see a couple of problems. 1) The Los Angeles river riverbed will need to be greatly enlarged to account for the volumes and slower flow neccesary for a natural channel. Bridges will have to be lengthened and most likely rebuilt. 2) The army corp is involved. This is a huge mistake. LA has a first class flood control district and should do this project without the corp of engineers. Corp of Engineers = disaster.


14 posted on 09/14/2013 8:00:25 PM PDT by D Rider
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To: Jeff Chandler

I recognized Grease. Who are the others?


15 posted on 09/14/2013 8:04:30 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: BenLurkin

California can fix anything with money. It’s a good thing they have an endless source of it. /sarc


16 posted on 09/14/2013 8:23:04 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
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17 posted on 09/14/2013 11:06:47 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Don't blame me for McCain.)
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To: Jeff Chandler


18 posted on 09/15/2013 6:44:58 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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