L.A. River Now Officially a River, Not a Flood Channel, Says Governor Brown

By: Simone Wilson

No more jokes about how the Los Angeles River is more just a soggy trash chute than a place of nature, OK? Got it?

Because as of yesterday, according to Friends of the Los Angeles River, California Governor Jerry Brown has given his stamp of approval to SB 1201, a bill that…

… “fundamentally establishes that in the eyes of the State of California, the Los Angeles River is a river, not just a flood control channel; and must be treated that way by Los Angeles County.”

That means you, too, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…

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