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Elysian Valley Recreation Zone Closed M-Th through Season’s end Sept. 30

At the request of the Army Corps of Engineers, the Elysian Valley Recreation Zone will be closed Monday-Thursday every week.  On Friday it will be open from 1 pm until sunset, and on Saturday and Sunday from sunrise to sunset.  The Recreation Zone closes for the season on September 30, 2018. Sepulveda Basin River Recreation Zone will be open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset until the end of the season on September 30, 2018.  ...

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Go to http://lacitysan.org/lariverquality to check water quality in the L.A. River Rec Zones

Los Angeles City Sanitation staff sample and test water twice a week at three locations in each of the Los Angeles River Recreation Zones, corresponding to the beginning, middle, and end of each zone. Samples are tested in a laboratory for the presence of E. colibacteria, and for each sample a resulting MPN (Most Probable Number) per 100 milliliters (mL) is determined. The bacteria results at each location are compared to State of California water quality standards for water contact recreation (REC-1 and Limited REC-1) to determine if the water quality, in each Recreation Zone, is suitable for recreational activities. You can goo to http://lacitysan.org/lariverquality to check the latest water quality status of the rec zones. Based on the bacteria levels found, the status of each recreation zone is determined and displayed on the table below according to the following colorcode: Color Code Description Water quality is suitable for recreational activities, but swimming in the river is still prohibited. Test results indicate bacteria levels lower than 235 MPN, the limit for REC-1. Users should exercise increased caution. Test results indicate bacteria levels between 235 MPN (REC-1) and 576 (Limited REC 1) at one or more of the sampling sites located in the recreation zone or above 576 at only one of the sites. This LA River Recreation Zone is not suitable for recreational activities. Test results indicate levels exceeding 576 MPN...

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The Elysian Valley Los Angeles River Recreation Zone Is Open for the 2018 Season

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) opened the Elysian Valley L.A. River Recreation Zone for its sixth season on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018. Hours are sunrise to sunset, except during and after inclement weather or other adverse conditions.  The L.A. River Recreation Zone provides access to recreate and explore the Los Angeles River with activities including boating, fishing and bird watching.  The River Recreation Zone is managed by the MRCA in coordination with the City of Los Angeles and Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the County of Los Angeles. Kayakers will be able to access the Los Angeles River from MRCA Rattlesnake Park at Fletcher Drive.  Parking is available on Fletcher Drive.  Access is also available from MRCA Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park (formerly Marsh Park) whose parking lot entrances are at 2999 Rosanna St. and 2944 Gleneden Street.  Public Restrooms are available. What to expect on the Elysian Valley run: Start at Marsh Park, pull kayak to river, 5 mile one-way trip. Braided channels and wildlife to remind you that this is in-fact a real river. The kayak experience will include strong currents and a few rapids – you may fall out of your kayak while traveling through them. Boulders and other obstacles are also part of the experience: Be aware that you will likely be getting off your kayak and pulling it...

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The Sepulveda Basin Los Angeles River Recreation Zone Is Open for the 2018 Season

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority opened the Sepulveda Basin L.A. River Recreation Zone for its sixth season on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018. Hours are sunrise to sunset, except during and after inclement weather or other adverse conditions.  The L.A. River Recreation Zone provides access to recreate and explore the Los Angeles River with activities including boating, fishing and bird watching.  The River Recreation Zone is managed by the MRCA in coordination with the City of Los Angeles and Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, Councilmember Nury Martinez, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the County of Los Angeles. Kayakers in the Sepulveda Basin will be able to access the Los Angeles River from Burbank Boulevard west of Woodley Avenue.  There is plenty of street parking on Woodley Avenue.  What to expect on the Sepulveda Basin run Start at river edge, 2-mile up river and back trip. Braided channels and wildlife to remind you that this is in-fact a real river. Tranquil pools and with little to no significant grade changes or obstacles, easy paddling. The river bottom and boulders are extremely slippery, please wear closed toed shoes with good traction. Be aware that you will get wet and dirty. It is a wonderful experience, but it is also challenging. Kayaking requires a lot of core work and upper body strength. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that dry quickly. Wear sunscreen....

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