Venice Tidegate Replacement Ribbon Cutting Tomorrow


Thursday, January 14, 2010 starting at 10:30 a.m. LA City officials will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony that marks the completion of the project that removed five severely corroded tidegates and electric gate controls. The old cast iron gates have been replaced with stainless steel gates. The new system effectively controls the water level in the Venice Canals and will limit the potential for flooding.

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The new system also allows the incoming and outgoing tides to rise and fall naturally without disturbing the plant, animal, and marine life living in the Ballona Lagoon, Grand Canal, and the Venice Canals north of Washington Boulevard.

Los Angeles councilmember Bill Rosendahl will join City Officials Paula Daniels (commissioner, Board of Public Works), Gary Lee Moore (city engineer), John L. Reamer, Jr. (inspector, Department of Public Works), Mike Newhouse (Venice Neighborhood Council), Nadine Parkos (Venice Canals Association) and Darryl DuFay (Voice of Canals Residents’ Organization).

10:30 AM
Intersection of Washington Boulevard and Strongs Drive (Grand Canal)
Venice, CA 90291