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Volume

116

Issue

3

First Page

174

Last Page

192

Abstract

This pilot study developed a longitudinal temperature profile of the Los Angeles River by deploying temperature loggers throughout the watershed between June and October 2016. The watershed was divided into zones based on river system component, urbanization, and channelization. Channelized sites recorded the highest temperatures, tributaries recorded the lowest, and the estuary showed the most fluctuation. Overall, temperatures were too warm to support re-introduction of native fish but currently support non-native fish species. Temperature mitigation is needed for native species to re-establish. Albeit limited in scope, this study establishes a baseline of summer/fall temperatures in the Los Angeles River.

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