Sailing Environment


The Environment

After back-to-back January atmospheric rivers dumped rain on Los Angeles, the Ballona Creek Trash Interceptor 007 was in rough shape.

Debris swept downstream by high, turbulent water had damaged one of the barrier system’s two nets at the mouth of Ballona Creek near Playa del Rey, allowing garbage to flow out to the Pacific until crews could connect a “temporary floating barrier” in late January to guide trash into the collector, a county website said.

Interceptor 007 has fared far better during the storms that have slammed Southern California in recent weeks, catching thousands of pounds of trash even after an older boom system failed upstream. Read on.

Title thanks to The New York Dolls.