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why are the reservoirs always empty?

do they ever HAVE water in them? or sometimes? or never?

just wondering why in movies they are always empty. if so, why are they there in the first place?


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Depends on what part of the city you're in. They're full when it rains.

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yeah? okay i trust you. but i have NEVER seen them with water, in any kind of media representation. just saying.

they should show that sometime

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but i have NEVER seen them with water, in any kind of media representation.
I agree, and media representation is the key phrase.

I've never been in the area when there was rain happening (at least, not near the riverbed), so FreewayRick is very probably right; there's got to be some rainwater accumulation. But in all the L.A. movies/shows I've seen (Point Blank, To Live and Die in L.A., Grease, "SouthLAnd", "Boomtown", Last Action Hero, Repo Man, Point Break, Terminator 2, etc.) there's never more than a puddle of water in that riverbed. It's always bone-dry.

So it's gotta be the rain, and none of these movies film during "rain season".

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thanks.

seems like with so many thousands of movies over the decades someone woulda put it on film.

hey btw are those the aqueducts from china town? or a totally different thing? the rain comment is confusing me a bit.

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When it rains its a legit river through the city. Unfortunately people over the years have died going in there just after it rains and have drowned.

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I've lived in LA, for 70 years. I've see it bone dry, and flooded to the top, from bank, to bank. It was concreted to speed the water to the ocean, during those flooding rains. It doesn't happen often, but it does ( or, did )happen. With
the climate changing (as of 2014 ) it may never flood again.

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hey btw are those the aqueducts from china town? or a totally different thing? the rain comment is confusing me a bit.
On that, I'm not sure. It's been a while.

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Go to Wikipedia and look up Los Angeles River.

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Many many years ago it used to flood. So they created the concrete monstrosity you see now. You don't see them filling up very often because it hardly ever rains out here!

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oh. i see

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...because it hardly ever rains out here!

Hence the inspiration for this song.
http://www.leoslyrics.com/albert-hammond-and-james-murphy/it-never-rai ns-in-southern-california-lyrics/

http://www.last.fm/music/Albert+Hammond/_/It+Never+Rains+in+Southern+C alifornia

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I remember the "concrete monstrosity" they built for the L.A. River. What a joke, but it was a good place for a lot of car chases on film.

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also was seen in 'point blank'.



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I always wondered what that was bc you always see scenes of car chases in that aqueduct. Is it one particular place or does it run all throughout the city? I noticed it in Grease and Terminator 2 and Point Break and now in To Live And Die In LA. It looks like some post-apocalyptic crypt and I noticed it's always dry but with a few puddles...

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November & December is the LA rainy season, and because a heavy (unpredictable) rain can make the LA river full, it stands to reason that filmmakers aren't going to schedule expensive shooting days there during those months (How do you know which LA River you're going to get on the day of the shoot?).

As an aside, there are forces in LA who are trying to make it 'green' and wet year-round, to turn it into an aquatic Runyon Canyon for day-to-day recreational use. I think that is stupid for two reasons:

(1) The number of citizens it will service is miniscule. i..e, Poor Bang for the Buck . . . . or, more precisely, poor Bang for the $1,000,000,000.

(2) A barren L.A. River is an informal trademark of Los Angeles (a metaphor for the paucity of original ideas in the local film & TV industries, etc.,), not unlike the way surviving the high crime rate in 1960’s/1970’s-era New York City was considered a Merit Badge of sorts to their residents. (New York later “solved" their distressing crime rate, but with Fascist mayors who sissified the city)

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To live and dry in L.A.

It’s a desert.

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I like it, "To Live & Dry in L.A."; very good:-).

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