No One Can Really Tell The Truth Like John Walsh
Keep in mind that the Echo Park Lake is part of the city sewage system.
This is no secret except to those getting all their Echo Park Lake information from the pages of the Los Angeles Times!
If you are skeptical, visit Echo Park Lake yourself and check out the observation deck plaque explaining in great detail exactly how local run-off water is pumped into the lake.
When the run-off water treatment system fails because of City mismanagement, which often is the case, the run-off goes untreated into Echo Park Lake causing the lotus beds to be poisoned and die off!
The City then ridiculously shifts the blame for the die-off by pointing a supposedly-guilty finger at hungry turtles or a short cold snap!
Make no mistake about it, untreated sewage is what caused the lotus bed die-off, triggering the much-heralded $45 million Echo Park clean-up which has primarily benefited the private contractors that were chosen by The Mayor and City Council.
Next spring, we shall discover if this high-priced, much heralded by the LA Times, clean-up has prevented another lotus bed die-off. Don’t hold your breath.
After all, The City of Los Angeles continues to use Echo Park Lake as a containment area for run-off sewer water. YICK!
Below is how the Echo Park Lake lotus beds appeared on December 27, 2013. (An LA Times newspaper published that same day is included herein to date the photo unquestionably!)
Read LAT reader comment below for further proof how shabbily Recs and Parks Department treats the lotus beds!