SCOTT TRIMBLE
TERMINATOR 2 CREEK CHASE  (by SCOTT TRIMBLE)
Despite what's written elsewhere on the internet, this classic scene from Terminator 2: Judgment Day was not filmed in the Los Angeles River. All of the creeks and channels below are San Fernando Valley tributaries of the L.A. River, but they are not the river itself.

KNOWN FILMING LOCATIONS:
Burbank -- Burbank Western System -- Cohasset Bridge
Burbank -- Burbank Western System -- Lamer Ramp
Burbank -- Burbank Western System -- Lanark Bridge
Burbank -- Burbank Western System -- Morgan Avenue Tunnel
North Hills LA -- Bull Creek -- Nordhoff Bridge
North Hills LA -- Bull Creek -- Plummer Bridge
Northridge LA -- Bull Creek (West Branch)
Shadow Hills LA -- Burbank Western System -- Nettleton Bridge
Shadow Hills LA -- La Tuna Canyon Channel -- Jordan Bridge
Shadow Hills LA -- La Tuna Canyon Channel -- 9700 La Tuna Canyon Road
Shadow Hills LA -- La Tuna Canyon Channel -- Vinedale Bridge (incl. confluence with Hansen Heights Channel)

The screen captures from the movie are in the column on the left.
The matching location scout pictures from Nov 2016 are on the right....
Terminator2JudgmentDay_001 Terminator2JudgmentDay_001_BurbankWesternSystem-LamerRamp_2016-11-08_STST_002
Terminator2JudgmentDay_002 Terminator2JudgmentDay_002_BurbankWesternSystem-LamerRamp_2016-11-08_STST_003
Terminator2JudgmentDay_003 Terminator2JudgmentDay_003_BullCreek-NordhoffBridge_2016-11-07_STST_002
Terminator2JudgmentDay_004 Terminator2JudgmentDay_004_BullCreek-NordhoffBridge_2016-11-07_STST_003
Terminator2JudgmentDay_005 Terminator2JudgmentDay_005_BullCreek-NordhoffBridge_2016-11-07_STST_004
Terminator2JudgmentDay_006 Terminator2JudgmentDay_006_BullCreek-NordhoffBridge_2016-11-07_STST_024
Terminator2JudgmentDay_007 Terminator2JudgmentDay_007_BullCreek-NordhoffBridge_2016-11-07_STST_025
Terminator2JudgmentDay_008 Terminator2JudgmentDay_008_BullCreek-NordhoffBridge_2016-11-07_STST_001
Terminator2JudgmentDay_009 Terminator2JudgmentDay_009_BullCreek-NordhoffBridge_2016-11-07_STST_016
Terminator2JudgmentDay_010 Terminator2JudgmentDay_010_BullCreek-NordhoffBridge_2016-11-07_STST_019
Terminator2JudgmentDay_011 Terminator2JudgmentDay_011_BullCreek-NordhoffBridge_2016-11-07_STST_018
Terminator2JudgmentDay_012 Terminator2JudgmentDay_012_BullCreek-NordhoffBridge_2016-11-07_STST_020
Terminator2JudgmentDay_013 Terminator2JudgmentDay_013_BullCreek-NordhoffBridge_2016-11-07_STST_021
Terminator2JudgmentDay_014 Terminator2JudgmentDay_014_BullCreek-PlummerBridge_2016-11-13_STST_002
Terminator2JudgmentDay_015 Terminator2JudgmentDay_015_BullCreek-PlummerBridge_2016-11-13_STST_004
Terminator2JudgmentDay_016 Terminator2JudgmentDay_016_BullCreek-PlummerBridge_2016-11-07_STST_002
Terminator2JudgmentDay_017 Terminator2JudgmentDay_017_BullCreek-PlummerBridge_2016-11-07_STST_003
Terminator2JudgmentDay_018 Terminator2JudgmentDay_018_BullCreek-PlummerBridge_2016-11-13_STST_005
Terminator2JudgmentDay_019 Terminator2JudgmentDay_019_BullCreek-PlummerBridge_2016-11-13_STST_006
Terminator2JudgmentDay_020 Terminator2JudgmentDay_020_BullCreek-PlummerBridge_2016-11-07_STST_004
Terminator2JudgmentDay_021 Terminator2JudgmentDay_021_BullCreek-PlummerBridge_2016-11-07_STST_005
Terminator2JudgmentDay_022 Terminator2JudgmentDay_022_BullCreek-PlummerBridge_2016-11-07_STST_006
Terminator2JudgmentDay_023 Terminator2JudgmentDay_023_BullCreek-PlummerBridge_2016-11-13_STST_003
Terminator2JudgmentDay_024 Terminator2JudgmentDay_024_BullCreek-PlummerBridge_2016-11-13_STST_011
Terminator2JudgmentDay_025 Terminator2JudgmentDay_025_BullCreek-PlummerBridge_2016-11-07_STST_007
Terminator2JudgmentDay_026 Terminator2JudgmentDay_026_BullCreek-WestBranch_2016-11-13_STST_001
Terminator2JudgmentDay_027 Terminator2JudgmentDay_027_BullCreek-WestBranch_2016-11-13_STST_002
Terminator2JudgmentDay_028 Terminator2JudgmentDay_028_BullCreek-WestBranch_2016-11-13_STST_003
Terminator2JudgmentDay_029 Terminator2JudgmentDay_029_BullCreek-WestBranch_2016-11-13_STST_004
Terminator2JudgmentDay_030 Terminator2JudgmentDay_030_BullCreek-WestBranch_2016-11-13_STST_005
Terminator2JudgmentDay_031 Terminator2JudgmentDay_031_BullCreek-WestBranch_2016-11-13_STST_006
Terminator2JudgmentDay_032 Terminator2JudgmentDay_032_BurbankWesternSystem-CohassetBridge_2016-11-06_STST_001
Terminator2JudgmentDay_033 Terminator2JudgmentDay_033_BurbankWesternSystem-CohassetBridge_2016-11-06_STST_002
Terminator2JudgmentDay_034 Terminator2JudgmentDay_034_BurbankWesternSystem-CohassetBridge_2016-11-06_STST_003
Terminator2JudgmentDay_035 Terminator2JudgmentDay_035_LaTunaCanyonChannel-VinedaleBridge_2016-11-12_STST_004
Terminator2JudgmentDay_036 Terminator2JudgmentDay_036_BurbankWesternSystem-MorganAvenueTunnel_2016-11-06_STST_002
Terminator2JudgmentDay_037 Terminator2JudgmentDay_037_BurbankWesternSystem-MorganAvenueTunnel_2016-11-06_STST_003
Terminator2JudgmentDay_038 Terminator2JudgmentDay_038_BurbankWesternSystem-LanarkBridge_2016-11-06_STST_001
Terminator2JudgmentDay_039 Terminator2JudgmentDay_039_BurbankWesternSystem-LanarkBridge_2016-11-06_STST_002
Terminator2JudgmentDay_040 Terminator2JudgmentDay_040_LaTunaCanyonChannel-LaTunaCanyonRoad9700_2016-11-06_STST_001
Terminator2JudgmentDay_041 Terminator2JudgmentDay_041_LaTunaCanyonChannel-JordanBridge_2016-11-12_STST_002
Terminator2JudgmentDay_042 Terminator2JudgmentDay_042_LaTunaCanyonChannel-JordanBridge_2016-11-12_STST_005
Terminator2JudgmentDay_043 Terminator2JudgmentDay_043_LaTunaCanyonChannel-JordanBridge_2016-11-12_STST_004
Terminator2JudgmentDay_044 Terminator2JudgmentDay_044_LaTunaCanyonChannel-JordanBridge_2016-11-12_STST_003
Terminator2JudgmentDay_045 Terminator2JudgmentDay_045_LaTunaCanyonChannel-VinedaleBridge_2016-11-06_STST_003
Terminator2JudgmentDay_046 Terminator2JudgmentDay_046_LaTunaCanyonChannel-VinedaleBridge_2016-11-06_STST_004
Terminator2JudgmentDay_047 Terminator2JudgmentDay_047_LaTunaCanyonChannel-VinedaleBridge_2016-11-06_STST_005
Terminator2JudgmentDay_048 Terminator2JudgmentDay_048_LaTunaCanyonChannel-VinedaleBridge_2016-11-12_STST_001
Terminator2JudgmentDay_049 Terminator2JudgmentDay_049_LaTunaCanyonChannel-VinedaleBridge_2016-11-12_STST_002
Terminator2JudgmentDay_050 Terminator2JudgmentDay_050_LaTunaCanyonChannel-VinedaleBridge_2016-11-12_STST_003
Terminator2JudgmentDay_051 Terminator2JudgmentDay_051_BurbankWesternSystem-NettletonBridge_2016-11-12_STST_010
Terminator2JudgmentDay_052 Terminator2JudgmentDay_052_BurbankWesternSystem-NettletonBridge_2016-11-12_STST_009
Terminator2JudgmentDay_053 Terminator2JudgmentDay_053_BurbankWesternSystem-NettletonBridge_2016-11-12_STST_008
Terminator2JudgmentDay_054 Terminator2JudgmentDay_054_BurbankWesternSystem-NettletonBridge_2016-11-12_STST_006
Terminator2JudgmentDay_055 Terminator2JudgmentDay_055_BurbankWesternSystem-NettletonBridge_2016-11-06_STST_008
Terminator2JudgmentDay_056 Terminator2JudgmentDay_056_BurbankWesternSystem-NettletonBridge_2016-11-12_STST_007
Terminator2JudgmentDay_057 Terminator2JudgmentDay_057_BurbankWesternSystem-NettletonBridge_2016-11-12_STST_001
Terminator2JudgmentDay_058 Terminator2JudgmentDay_058_BurbankWesternSystem-NettletonBridge_2016-11-12_STST_002
Terminator2JudgmentDay_059 Terminator2JudgmentDay_059_BurbankWesternSystem-NettletonBridge_2016-11-12_STST_005
Terminator2JudgmentDay_060 Terminator2JudgmentDay_060_BurbankWesternSystem-NettletonBridge_2016-11-12_STST_004
Terminator2JudgmentDay_061 Terminator2JudgmentDay_061_BurbankWesternSystem-NettletonBridge_2016-11-12_STST_003