ARBOR Study

The ARBOR study, for "Alternative with Restoration Benefits and Opportunities for Revitalization," is touted to be the start of ambitious changes to the Los Angeles River, which could affect not just the riverbanks, but the riverbed itself.

The $9.71-million study was initiated in 2006 at the behest of the U.S. Congress. It aims to identify ways in which the ecology could be restored along the river, while still ensuring flood protection for the city.

The ARBOR study initially looked into the 32-mile stretch of the river between San Fernando Valley and the City of Vernon, but its scope has now focused on the 11-mile portion that connects Griffith Park to downtown Los Angeles. Soft-bottomed in some sections, it is the area the Army Corps has determined to have the greatest potential for eco-system restoration.


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Feds Okay $1-Billion Los Angeles River Project

Feds Okay $1-Billion Los Angeles River Project

After more than six months of intense lobbying by the city, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) has announced its recommendation for the Arbor Study.
Weighing In on L.A. River ARBOR Study [Final Installment]; Last Week for Public Comment

Weighing In on L.A. River ARBOR Study [Final Installment]; Last Week for Public Comment

The public comment period for the study closes next Monday, November 18. As we ponder what else our ecosystem in Los Angeles needs, we asked a few people to help close our series.
Weighing In on L.A. River ARBOR Study [Part Five]; Alt. 20 Restores Twice as Much as Alt 13

Weighing In on L.A. River ARBOR Study [Part Five]; Alt. 20 Restores Twice as Much as Alt 13

With only two weeks left before the comment period closes, we continue to garner thoughts from those working along the river on how this could affect Los Angeles.
Weighing In on L.A. River ARBOR Study [Part Four]; Unanimous Support for Alt. 20

Weighing In on L.A. River ARBOR Study [Part Four]; Unanimous Support for Alt. 20

Comments given at the public presentation were all in support of the more-than-$1-billion option.
Weighing In on L.A. River ARBOR Study [Part Three]; Public Meeting this Week

Weighing In on L.A. River ARBOR Study [Part Three]; Public Meeting this Week

We asked a few advocates what their thoughts are on the study and how it would affect the future of the river.
Weighing In on L.A. River ARBOR Study [Part Two]; Comment Period Extended

Weighing In on L.A. River ARBOR Study [Part Two]; Comment Period Extended

We asked a few advocates what their thoughts are on the study and how it would affect the future of the river.
Weighing In on L.A. River ARBOR Study

Weighing In on L.A. River ARBOR Study

In the next few weeks we'll be asking those who've been keeping an eye on the project over the years what their thoughts are on the proposals at hand in regards to the Los Angeles ...
Gamechanging L.A. River Study Released, $442 Million Plan Recommended

Gamechanging L.A. River Study Released, $442 Million Plan Recommended

The Army Corps supports Alternative 13, a comparatively less expensive project that would increase L.A. River habitat by 104 percent.
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