|QUOTE (Riptide651 @ Monday, Jun 3 2013, 15:35)|
So based on that photo, and the direction of the water, we can assume its further down the Zancudo River, probably where the mountains seen in the common river pics level off and become flat land, like they would in real life. And since there's a bay and stuff in Newport, it would make sense that if it were in the game, it would have a water source. Of course, the only thing that is inaccurate is the fact that the Colorado River, which I'm assuming that the Zancudo is based off of, But we can ignore that since the fact that they're placing it near LS is inaccurate already (it empties in the Baja Peninsula, which is closer to San Diego)
Shows IRL Newport, showing that water source.
Shows the leveling off of the river in the distance.
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I'm fairly certain that it is based off this area. You have a military base and a lagoon area in close proximity, not too far north of Los Angeles (other side of the Santa Monica mts). This is exactly how it is in-game. I'm not sure at all about the river. It's most likely made up as it is an outflow of the Salton (Alamo) sea which has been moved a massive distance.
Sorry for the epic quote.