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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Restored Marsh opens in south L.A. County...

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July 17th is the grand opening of the restored Bixby Marsh



http://www.lacsd.org/about/wastewater_facilities/jwpcp/bixbymarshland.asp

invite flyer:
http://www.sbesc.com/uploads/Bixby%20Marshland%20July%2016.pdf

Location: City of Carson, at intersection of Figueroa and Sepulveda Blvds.
Date: July 17, 2009

The Bixby Marshland is a remnant of a formerly extensive, natural freshwater wetland known as Bixby Slough. Due to various development projects, such as the construction of the Harbor Freeway, housing projects, and storm water control projects, Bixby Slough was reduced in size until only the 17-acre Bixby Marshland and the Machado Lake area in the Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park remain.

To maintain Bixby Marshland, a pump was installed to lift storm water and urban runoff from Wilmington Drain into the marshland. After going through the marshland, the water exits through an overflow structure back into Wilmington Drain.

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