Ready, drain, fire.
Though it was unclear how long the firearms had been underwater, there was speculation the rifle might be a World War II-era weapon.
Like a La Brea tar pit of ill-fame, the lake funk was hiding such wannabe fossils as pay telephones, toys, shopping carts, hubcabs, traffic cones, hundreds of glass bottles, and a toilet.
$65 million is being spent to clean Echo Park Lake, and a wetland around the island is also being developed as part of the rehabilitation effort.
The water quality improvement project is on track to be finished in May 2013, said officials at Tuesday's meeting.