Echo Park Lake To Reopen With Eco-Friendly Improvements

Echo Park Lake was identified as an impaired body of water in 2006, and the city allocated $64.7 million dollars to fund its cleanup and revitalization. The lake was closed off and drained in the summer of 2011. The rehabilitation project tackled Echo Park Lake not only as a recreational body of water, but also as an important part of the Los Angeles ecosystem.

Although Echo Park Lake is man-made, it is part of the local watershed. “It is the low point in the 770-acre Echo Park/Silver Lake watershed, but it also feeds into the L.A. River on its downstream side,” said Julie Allen, Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Project Manager.

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