Echo Park has a long history that the caption doesn’t fully capture. You see, back in the early 50’s, the Bureau of Reclamation wanted to build a massive dam in this area and flood it. This project was opposed by the Sierra Club, in conjunction with its “place no one knows” strategy. Sadly the success in opposing the dam at Echo Park led in part to the construction of the dam that flooded Glen Canyon. Both dams, and really most of the large Bureau of Reclamation projects will have much larger long term consequences than their builders realized or intended at the time, including but not limited to habitat destruction, destruction of the canyons themselves, and unsustainable cities in the American West.
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