History: Los Angeles River and the Corps of Engineers
The Los Angeles River and the Los Angeles District have had a long and unique partnership. The Corps began channelization of the river in 1936 after a series of floods caused millions of dollars in damage and the loss of hundreds of lives. Above, crews work on the channel between Lankersheim Blvd. and Tujunga Wash on July 1,1948.

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