The Los Santos Storm Drain, Los Santos Canal or the Los Santos River is a flood drain canal in Los Santos, San Andreas. It appeared in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. It is based on the Los Angeles River.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
In GTA San Andreas, the canal goes throughout most of Los Santos, San Andreas. The canal is very long; it passes through 11 districts in Los Santos namely: Downtown Los Santos (Beginning), Commerce, Market, Little Mexico, Willowfield, East Los Santos, Idlewood, Ganton, East Beach, and at the end Ocean Docks.
The Canal makes two appearances in the game's storyline.
- In the mission Just Business, Big Smoke and Carl Johnson use the canal as a way to try to escape the pursuing Russian Mafia, along the way, a Packer finds a ramp and begins to give chase. Eventually they totaled their truck, which causes it to explode, although CJ and Big Smoke are not affected by the explosion. After the two go through a small tunnel, they reach a parking lot in East Beach, and the two decide to split up, while Big Smoke will get rid of the bike.
- In the mission Gray Imports, CJ is send by Tenpenny to ruin a deal between the Ballas and the Russian Mafia and kill a Russian drug dealer. After all the gang members are killed, the drug dealer flees in a Banshee, and tries to escape through the canal.