A bathtub-like ring has appeared around the banks of Echo Park Lake as about a million gallons of water a day is being drained as part of a $65 million water quality improvement project. The water began to be drained last week after some temporary ponds for birds were created and turtles were removed from the lake, according to a city official. It should take about a month to drain the lake’s 26 million gallons of water, which will be treated through the city’s sewer system.
August 20, 2014
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