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Army Corps board approves $1.3-billion L.A. River restoration proposal

Posted on August 6, 2015

By Peter Jamison, Los Angeles Times

A plan to spend $1.3 billion or more restoring the Los Angeles River and redeveloping nearby land inched forward Thursday as a federal review board agreed to let the proposal proceed.

The Civil Works Review Board of the Army Corps of Engineers unanimously approved the plan, echoing support pledged 14 months ago by Assistant Army Secretary for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy. The proposal still must get the approval of additional government agencies, as well as the Corps’ head engineer and the U.S. Congress.


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