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Fletcher on flood control

Historically, as the river flooded and meandered across the floodplain, the watershed boundary redefined itself. Originally the river ran through a broad alluvial floodplain, the result of meandering dendritic flows that constantly redefined and disturbed the landscape and its ecologies…as late as 1872 a coast guard survey shows a continuous series of tidal estuaries, lagoons, mudflats and salt marshes from the mouth of the Los Angeles River east to the San Gabriel River.

David Fletcher, author Flood Control Freakology

Bedrosian Center