The Lower Los Angeles River Watershed Area is located in the southern portion of Los Angeles County. The watershed area drains to the Pacific Ocean via the Los Angeles River and includes Compton Creek and a portion of the Rio Hondo. Municipalities that fall within the boundaries of this Watershed Area include: Commerce, Compton, Vernon, South Gate, Huntington Park, Los Angeles County, Bell Gardens, Bell, Pico Rivera, Cudahy, Maywood, Signal Hill, Carson, Lakewood, Downey, Long Beach, Lynwood, and Paramount.
The Lower Los Angeles River Watershed Area is estimated to receive up to $12.8 million annually to fund regional projects and programs.
Regional Program funds for the Watershed Area are programmed by the Watershed Area Steering Committee comprised of local stakeholders from agencies, municipalities, and community members from within the Watershed Area. The Steering Committee will meet regularly to develop funding plans and recommendations to provide water quality, water supply, and community enhancement benefits to the region. Available meeting details are below.
Dan Sharp, LA County Flood Control District
Kevin Wattier, Central Basin
Robb Whitaker, Water Replenishment District
Kristen Ruffell, LA County Sanitation Districts
Stephen Scott, City of Long Beach Parks and Recreation
Nick Jiles, Páo Strategies
Mark Stanley, Rivers and Mountains Conservancy
Cindy Montanez, Tree People
James Vernon, Port of Long Beach
Melissa Bahmanpour, River in Action
Gina Nila, Commerce
Delfino Consunji, Downey
Melissa You, Long Beach
Laura Ochoa, Lynwood
Adriana Figueroa, Paramount
Kelli Tunnicliff, Signal Hill
Gladis Deras, South Gate
Meetings and Events