Southern California's Dirty Harbor Secret

Even Southern California's wealthy communities are feeling the effects of years of unchecked urban runoff and silt.
July 22, 2003, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Water quality plunges as pesticide, chemical and bacteria counts rise. Errant boaters sometimes illegally dump their raw sewage into the harbor. And the silt pours in and settles to the bottom of the waterways, making them shallower... This isn't the heavily industrialized Port of Los Angeles. It's affluent Huntington Harbour in Orange County, a Venice-style enclave of million-dollar homes, 3,500 pleasure boats and inviting pocket beaches tucked along the quiet back channels of Anaheim Bay."

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Published on Sunday, July 20, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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