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Scenes from a drain: Echo Park Lake construction tour

Echo Park Lake drained from boat house

Kevin Ferguson

View from the Echo Park Lake boathouse, mid-renovation.

A hard hat tour of drained Echo Park Lake drew a collection of public participants, bloggers, and city employees to the multimillion dollar pile of dirt, concrete and rocks on Thursday morning.

The Eastsider LA reports that water could start finding its way into the rebuilt crater within two months, according to project manager Marlon Calderon. The northwest corner, aka future home of a replanted lotus bed, may be the first to rehydrate.

Echo Park Lake, still very much a construction zone, continues to swim toward a spring 2013 grand reopening following a $65 million draining, cleaning, and rehabilitation effort that includes development of a wetland around the island

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