The Corps restored access for cyclists, equestrians and pedestrians June 15 by removing some of the temporary protective barriers that were placed along the most vulnerable reaches of the Los Angeles River. These barriers were placed as an interim risk reduction measure due to the reduced capacity in these sections from accumulated sediment and vegetation (see news release).
As capacity is restored in the channel from our operations and maintenance activities, we will continue to remove additional temporary barriers.
Flood control structures reduce risk, but they don’t eliminate it. We want those who rely on flood control structures to know their risk, know their role and take appropriate action to reduce their flood risk through prudent evacuation planning and by obtaining flood insurance.