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Documenting the Culture of the L.A. River

For 70 years, most residents ignored it. But new efforts to revitalize the city’s main waterway threaten to alter its role in the lives...

Imperial Irrigation District sues to block Colorado River drought plan – Los Angeles Times

The Imperial Irrigation District has sued the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to block the Colorado River drought contingency plan. The district is...

College students make musical instruments from trash in the L.A. River – Los Angeles Times

Students have spent months visiting the concrete flood control channel known as the L.A. River to gather trash, invasive reeds and rocks — all...

River Network – Connecting People, Saving Rivers

Source: River Network – Connecting People, Saving Rivers

Feds rush Whittier Narrows Dam fix to prevent breach that would flood 1M residents from Pico Rivera to Long Beach

The 62-year-old Whittier Narrows Dam is overdue for repairs. The Army Corps of Engineers is pushing ahead with a $500-million restoration project for the...

What a Massive Indian Festival Can Teach Us About Improving Cities

MIT hackathon looks at Kumbh Mela bathing festival to study pop-up cities and rapid urbanization. Source: What a Massive Indian Festival Can Teach Us About...

9 views of the LA River before and after it was paved in 1938

One photographer painstakingly reshot old photos of the once-volatile waterway. Source: 9 views of the LA River before and after it was paved in 1938

Archaeologists Discover That Easter Island’s Statues May Have Served a Surprisingly Practical Function | artnet News

Archaeologists may have solved one mystery about the placement of the hulking, multi-ton statues in Easter Island. Source: Archaeologists Discover That Easter Island’s Statues May...

A California farmer tries to hold on despite looming water cuts

A longtime farmer hopes to save his Borrego Springs citrus orchard, even as its declining aquifer forces major cuts in groundwater pumping. Source: A California...

Hungry, drought-stricken corner of Pakistan is a land where ‘humans don’t have water to drink’

More than half of children in Baluchistan, Pakistan’s largest and poorest province, suffer from stunting due to malnutrition brought on by prolonged drought. Source: Hungry,...

THE INSIDE KOREA| The Dream Believer, Ik-Joong Kang

The Dream Believer, Ik-Joong Kang By Sukie Park, November 8, 2013 | Photo by Sukie Park | theinsidekorea.com Source: THE INSIDE KOREA ·English (US)

WaterNow Alliance

A Network of Water Leaders Source: WaterNow Alliance

Summary Report: Greenway Rivers Arterial Stormwater System (GRASS)

Drought, water supply reliability and pollution have sparked political action within the City of Los Angeles (LA). The Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance seeks to capture the...

Felicia Marcus: In Praise Of California Governor Brown’s Water Leadership | The Planning Report

Source: Felicia Marcus: In Praise Of California Governor Brown’s Water Leadership | The Planning Report

San Francisco, Valley farmers fight California ‘water grab’ | The Sacramento Bee

Source: San Francisco, Valley farmers fight California ‘water grab’ | The Sacramento Bee

Jolting California Officials, Trump Administration Looks to Rewrite Rules for Delta Water

The Trump administration is trying a bold new tactic to bring more water to Central Valley farmers — one that could come at the...

1969 storm fills Los Angeles River

Jan. 25, 1969: Waves and rushing water fill the Los Angeles River at the Los Feliz Bridge during storm that dropped over five inches...

A Project to Revive Southeast L.A. By the River Draws a Line Between Development and Gentrification

It’s a scorching hot, dry summer day in South Gate and the Los Angeles River is roaring with the kind of exuberant music-making perhaps...

This shimmering artwork is a sight to behold along the Sacramento River

West Sacramento Mayor Christoper Cabaldon says his city has come a long way since the days when he says he could not get a...

Federal Government Settles Lawsuit Over ‘Wild and Scenic’ California Rivers

Under a new legal settlement, the federal government has agreed to present plans to protect eight California rivers and streams that Congress designated years...

Winnetka residents slam plans for a pocket park near LA River

Carolyn Moran has lived in her house on Haynes Street in Winnetka since the 1970s. Some days she sees condoms and empty food containers...

Leaders Want to Turn LA River Into a 51-Mile Linear Park to Rival the New York High Line

As far as Scott Drucker knows, the Los Angeles River is an artificial concrete ditch that runs by his Canoga Park manufacturing business. So...

New LA River plan would leverage public land to increase housing, green space

Multinational construction firm AECOM on Wednesday rolled out a revitalization plan for hundreds of acres of land alongside the downtown section of the Los...

Frogtown: A wonderfully weird creative hub blossoms along the L.A. River

Turn onto the wrong street from Riverside Drive and you might never find it. You'll hit the 2 or the 5 freeway, or maybe...