Los Angeles' Forgotten River

Los Angeles' 'forgotten' San Gabriel river is America's hardest working urban river.
December 24, 2003, 8am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"This is Los Angeles' other river — its grander, cleaner and more useful river. It meanders in the public relations shadow of the region's signature waterway, the Los Angeles River, a paved darling of conservationists and environmentalists... The San Gabriel is the river that Los Angeles tamed, plundered and forgot. In terms of stature — and overall health — it's a victim of its own quiet utility as one of the hardest-working urban rivers anywhere, a portrait of the West's brute harnessing of precious H2O."

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Published on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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