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Wanted to post quickly...had a dream last night about water inundating a canal, like the water was coming in from the sea to a narrow channel, with black narrow square towers on both banks at regular intervals. The wave height looked like it was about 80-100 ft, and the water was very dark, black almost. I'm trying to find an image that matches it. I very rarely remember dreams, let alone have one so specific.
… What I saw was a wide flat shallow irrigation type canal, almost empty, with sloping sides. This one is in Dixon Valley, near Sacramento, and the poplar trees are about 80 ft, so my estimate of wave height was correct. I saw towers, not trees, lined up either side of a canal like this at maybe 50 ft intervals, tall and narrow like church towers. The wave came in and washed past them near the top, so I'm guessing towers about 100 ft plus high.
(Pls refer to my prior post on this page for the full quote and link.)
What I saw was a wide flat shallow irrigation type canal, almost empty, with sloping sides.
In the dry season when no water is flowing trough [sic] the canal it becomes a recreation area.
LOS ANGELES—Eighty years after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cast the Los Angeles River in concrete, turning this city’s original lifeblood into a storm drain, a new generation of Corps members is working to bring back at least some of its natural habitat.
The river was put on a short list of priorities for President Barack Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative, and it is one of seven projects targeted under the Urban Waters Federal Partnership, a coordinated group of federal agencies taking on waterway improvements in underserved communities.
Up in the hills and mountains inland from LA, there are several reservoirs and as you can imagine, their capacity is huge. It has to be to supply the needs of one of the largest urban regions on the planet, especially as there is a lack of very large rivers with enough free flow to otherwise supply the needs of humans and industry year-round.
With the river encased in cement, the natural sharp turns were now straightened. Any evidence of vegetation was completely removed, allowing runoff from the San Gabriel Mountains to escape through the river and out of Long Beach at up to 45 miles-per-hour.
Not sure they built them to support a dam break, and how much faster would these surging waters flow through straight cement lined channels, verses water being slowed by natural winding rivers with vegetation. Things get dicey when you start messing with natural water flows.
Numerous films and television programs have featured various sites along the Los Angeles River. Films involving the river include Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Last Action Hero, Chinatown, Them!, The Core, Grease, Point Blank, Repo Man, The Italian Job, Point Break, Gone in 60 Seconds, To Live and Die in L.A., Purple Rain, and Drive.