Los Angeles River – Hayley

My paper examines the origins of the Los Angeles and Chicago Rivers – how they came to be, their part in industrialization, and how they got to the condition/status they’re at now. Where the Chicago River flows a strong 156 miles into the Mississippi, the Los Angeles River is practically a trickle traveling 50 miles through graffiti covered sewage channels into the Pacific. My goal is to examine how we can apply the two’s successes and pitfalls to the Fall Creek Project, especially because the organization, Friends of the Los Angeles River, has similar plans for their river:
Before:

(Hypothetical) After:

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