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Kayaking down the Los Angeles River

Environmentalists kayak down the L.A. River on the heels of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designating it a "navigable waterway." Watch related video


Dave Lumian, left and George Wolfe, right, along with others, walk their crafts through a section of the L.A. River where the water was too low for paddling. The river was recently declared a traditional navigable waterway, though this particular section was only navigable on foot.
(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times / July 22, 2010)

Glen Jochimsen makes his way past a large graffiti image painted on the concrete banks of the L.A. River during a section known as the Glendale Narrows.
(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times / July 22, 2010)

Looking from a bike trail near Griffith Park (Zoo Drive and the 134 Fwy), the Los Angeles River flows towards downtown Los Angeles during part of its 51-mile route through 13 cities.
(Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times / July 28, 2010)

George Wolfe and Joe Linton walk their vessels through the shallows as they head down the L.A. River during a recent trip after the river's waters were declared a traditional navigable waterway.
(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times / July 22, 2010)

Glen Jochimsen makes his way down the L.A. River with the 5 Freeway freeway visible in the distance. The river, at 51 miles in length, was recently declared a traditional navigable waterway.
(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times / July 22, 2010)

A fern makes its home underneath one of the bridges that spans the L.A. River near Atwater Village.
(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times / July 22, 2010)

Richard Le, originally from Saigon, Vietnam, pulls a carp out of the L.A. River during a recent fishing trip. Le says he doesn't eat the fish coming out of the river, just catches and releases them.
(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times / July 22, 2010)

Rushing water cascades around boulders in the L.A. River near Atwater Village.
(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times / July 22, 2010)

Joe Linton paddles through a picturesque section of the L.A. River which is more often associated with concrete than lush greenery.
(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times / July 22, 2010)

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