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The L.A. River Recreation Zones are CLOSED for the Season

LOS ANGELES (September 30, 2018) – The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority announced today that the Los Angeles River Recreation Zones in Elysian Valley and Sepulveda Basin are closed for the 2018 season.  Signs are posted at the Recreation Zones to alert the public that the river is not available for recreational use in these areas.  Look for information about the Recreation Zones opening on Memorial Day in...

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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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About the L.A. River Recreation Zone

About the Los Angeles River Recreation Zone The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA), in cooperation with the City and County of Los Angeles, and the Army Corps of Engineers is managing the Los Angeles River Recreation Program for the fourth year to increase safe public access to the L.A. River and to further river revitalization. The Recreation Zones open on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 and are open from sunrise to sunset daily (except during inclement weather or after storm events). There are two segments of the Recreation Zone: The 2.5 mile Elysian Valley River Recreation Zone The...

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About MRCA

About the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority is a local public park agency dedicated to the preservation and management of open space, urban parkland, watershed lands, trails, and wildlife habitat. Established in 1985 pursuant to the Joint Powers Act, the MRCA is a local partnership between the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, which is a state agency that was established by the Legislature, the Conejo Recreation and Park District, and the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, which are local park agencies established by the vote of the people.  The MRCA manages more than 73,000 acres...

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