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Dominguez Gap Wetlands, Long Beach CA
Views of the wetlands from the trail. Water flows through a series of ponds planted with cattails and other wetlands plants that naturally filters out pollutants.
One of the interpretive signs, click pics to enlarge
A few of the California Native Plants found at Dominguez Gap:
Links to other sites with more information:
Description of Dominguez Gap Wetlands on the Los Angeles County Flood Control District website:
An older news article on Dominguez Gap (written when it first opened):
Another similar project for 2011, a joint effort by the City of Long Beach and LA County, the DeForest Wetlands Restoration:
Billions of gallons of water run off city streets and into flood control systems that empty into the ocean, kind of wasteful. The LA Times did an article on the topic:
Another similar project, the South Los Angeles Wetlands described in the two links below.
The boardwalk design is nice: