Riparian Corridor Update from the Ballona Wetlands Conservancy

December 1, 2016

We wanted to provide everyone with an update of the situation at the Freshwater Marsh and Riparian Corridor. The rainfalls that have occurred the past couple of weekends have brought the water levels in the Freshwater Marsh and Riparian Corridor back to normal levels. As a result, most of the exposed soil, which we believe has been the source of odors the past several months, is now submerged again. In addition, the water flows from the groundwater treatment facility into the corridor is helping to move the water through the system, rather than allowing it to stagnate. With the water levels and flow back to normal, the odor the community has been experiencing appears to be dissipating. The mosquito counts that the Ballona Wetlands Conservancy receives from Vector Control continue to be in the acceptable range, and we continue to work with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the US Department of Fish and Wildlife and Vector Control to ensure that the experience we had this summer does not reoccur.

Thank you for your interest and concern regarding the Freshwater Marsh and Riparian Corridor. For more information, please contact us at info@ballonawetlandsconservancy.com.