This is a wonderful place to study birds and plants. The City of Los Angeles has set aside the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area to protect native plants and animals. Over 200 species of birds have been seen in the basin. Many birds, attracted by the water, gather here in the fall and winter.
Reclaimed water enters the Los Angeles River in the Sepulveda Basin. The Department of Water and Power releases as much as 75 million gallons of water daily from the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant in the basin. In effect, the Los Angeles River now has a year-round supply of water. Normally the summer and fall would be dry. As a result, plant and animal life have begun to thrive downstream.
A view towards the west of the river. This reclaimed water is NOT drinkable as it has not been chlorinated. However, it has been treated sufficiently so as not to pose a health hazard.
Continue the tour here.So batten down your hard drives and cover your keyboards. The adventures of the urban river await you. Good Luck and remember, don't drink the water!
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