The Redemption of the L.A. River

The Redemption of the Los Angeles River
Peter Bennett

Urban Runoff
Styrofoam, cans, plastic bags, bottles, tires and even household furniture can gather in the booms at the water's egress to the ocean, March 2009. After a heavy storm, the boom can collect more than 50,000 lb. (23,000 kg) of trash.

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