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LA rain brings benefits, challenges to LA River




A bird lands near the banks of the LA River just after a morning of rainfall on November 21.
A bird lands near the banks of the LA River just after a morning of rainfall on November 21.
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Besides the Pacific Ocean, there is another major body of water: The L.A. River.

Thanks to the recent rains, it's actually looking like a real river again, a swiftly flowing one.

Lewis MacAdams, co-founder and president of Friends of the L.A. River, tells more about the benefits -- and challenges -- of all this new water.