Wetlands/Uplands

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Alleged Clean Water Act Violation: Playa Vista; CA Department of Fish & Wildlife; and, Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission's 2013 emails establish they knew of Illegal Drains that allowed contaminated Channel Water to flow into Ballona Wetlands.

Alleged Clean Water Act Violation: Leadership of Playa Vista; CA Department of Fish & Wildlife ; Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission (SMBRC) , Bay Foundation; Friends of Ballona emails (2013) establish they were all aware of the Illegal Drains allowing contaminated Ballona Channel water to flow into Ballona Wetlands. 

How to Drain a Wetland and Get Away With It; The Betrayal Of The Public's Trust

THEN...
 
As is seen below in the photos from 1952 and 1997 Ballona ponds during the rainy season when allowed to do so, even with the presence of the Army Corp/ LA County built - Ballona Channel.
Playa Vista developers have always argued that their mega-development was not on a wetland, which is countered by their own internal e-mails to Los Angeles Building & Safety Department - 6/8/99 Playa Vista email to LADBS. 
 

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