One of Echo Park Lake’s domestic geese wasted no time to test the small amount of water that began flowing into one of the temporary ponds that will be created during the $64 million clean up and draining of Echo Park Lake. The ponds will provide water for permanent and migratory birds once the lake is drained. Photographer Martin Cox* snapped the above photo on Wednesday afternoon as a domestic goose waded in the new pool located on the northeast corner off park. Said Cox:
They [construction workers] laid out the sandbag edges a few days ago, and today put down that grey liner down and began filling it. The first bird waded in about 4pm for a quick dip.
More pools will be built near the boathouse and on the island.
* Cox is an Eastsider advertiser