Echo Park Lake, the heart and soul of Echo Park, is to be drained for two years to make way for a $65 million clean up project.
The 13-acre lake was built in 1860 as a water supply reservoir. Los Angeles Public Works officials plan to remove years of pollution from the lake and make it more sustainable with better water quality.
There is public concern over what will happen with the migratory birds that inhabit the lake, and there are plans to build temporary ponds to house them.
Echo Park Lake celebrities, Maria the Goose, and her friend, Dominic Ehrler have done a lot of honking about this disruption. Read the story from the Wall Street Journal and watch the video. It is amazing.
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