If you haven't been to Whittier yet this season, and are used to using the wash-down area, it is currently unavailable. Judging from the huge area of the lot taken up with construction equipment, I doubt it will be available at all this summer. We took our boat down for the season yesterday and were unpleasantly surprised. As we don't have the luxury of trailering our boat home after every trip, we rely on a decent wash rack to flush the engine and wash the boat down after each outing.
They put a "temporary" system in front of the Lazy Otter consisting of a single hose right at the top of the ramp. That setup will not work at all during heavy traffic, as it will only further congest the launch area.
I'd complain, but it would not do any good. Instead, I offer this info as a "heads-up" for those who typically rely on the wash down area.
If any of you have any ideas for a better option for those who leave their boats on trailers down there, I'd love to hear them.