The winter storms worked wonders for the channelized waterway known as Ballona Creek, leaving its banks cleaner and its wet stuff clearer than I’ve ever seen it, such as here at the water’s edge near the pedestrian/bike bridge that spans it between Overland and Sepulveda in Culver City.

But unless the rains that are forecast to fall in the next day or so are substantial enough for one last flush then things are going to get ugly and fast. The algae that’s already sprouted and growing rapidly beneath the surface (fed in part by nitrogen-rich runoff) is going to explode at its inevitable exponential rate.

Oh well. It was nice while it lasted.