Shifting Soil: Sediment Management Policies in LA


According to, sediment is "any particulate matter that can be transported by fluid flow and which eventually is deposited as a layer of solid particles on the bed or bottom of a body of water or other liquid." To many in southern California, however, it means so much more. Sediment makes up our beaches, creates habitat, forms our rivers and blocks our dams. How we manage it speaks volumes to our ability to interact with and benefit from our natural environment.

We invite you to join the Council for Watershed Health at Descanso Gardens on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 from 12 to 4 pm as we discuss the important role sediment plays in our watershed. "Shifting Soil: Sediment Management Policies in LA" will provide you with an opportunity to learn about and discuss the challenge of sediment management unique to the local geography and the channelized Los Angeles River system. The symposia is an opportunity to participate in a forum with local public agencies to learn about management plans in other regions.


Event Time: 
09/20/2011 - 12:00pm