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CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE (CDFW) STILL DRAINING BALLONA WETLANDS ECOLOGICAL RESERVE - 2020 Press Coverage

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URL: GrassrootsCoalition.org

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE (CDFW)
STILL DRAINING BALLONA WETLANDS ECOLOGICAL RESERVE

CDFW states it's an active participant on the Board of the Ballona Conservancy, Playa Vista's private business that is Dewatering, Diverting and Throwing Away Ballona's Freshwater.

How to Drain a Wetland & Get Away With It: The Betrayal Of The Public's Trust

THEN...
 
As is seen below in the photos from 1952 and 1997 Ballona ponds during the rainy season when allowed to do so, even with the presence of the Army Corp/ LA County built - Ballona Channel.
Playa Vista developers have always argued that their mega-development was not on a wetland, which is countered by their own internal e-mails to Los Angeles Building & Safety Department - 6/8/99 Playa Vista email to LADBS. 
 

Seeking Streams: A landscape framework for urban and ecological revitalization in the upper Ballona Creek watershed

Seeking Streams: A landscape framework for urban and ecological revitalization in the upper Ballona Creek watershed
Full Report 184 Pages. Introduction Page 3. Conclusion Page 25.
Sponsored by City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Sanitation, Watershed Protection Division

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