The Lower San Gabriel River Watershed Area is located in southeast Los Angeles County. The watershed area drains to the Pacific Ocean via the San Gabriel River and includes Coyote Creek and a downstream portion of the San Gabriel River. Municipalities that fall within the boundaries of this Watershed Area include: Long Beach, Commerce, Compton, Vernon, South Gate, Downey, Lynwood, Huntington Park, Paramount, Bell Gardens, Bell, Pico Rivera, Cudahy, Maywood, Signal Hill, Carson, Lakewood, and Los Angeles County. 

The Lower San Gabriel River Watershed Area is estimated to receive up to $16.7 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.

Steering Committee

Julian Juarez, LA County Flood Control District 

Kevin Wattier, Central Basin 

Diane Gatza, Water Replenishment District

Kristen Ruffell, LA County Sanitation Districts

Stephen Scott, City of Long Beach Parks and Recreation

Dan Knapp, Conservation Corps of Long Beach

Adam Galia, Resident

Mark Stanley, Rivers and Mountains Conservancy

Michelle Yanez, San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership


Marissa Christiansen, Friends of the LA River

Mike O’Grady, Cerritos

Delfino Consunji, Downey

Lisa Ann Rapp*, Lakewood

Melissa You**, Long Beach

Julian Lee, Norwalk

Noe Negrete, Santa Fe Springs

Vicki Smith, Whittier

* Chair     ** Vice Chair

Meetings and Events

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 9:00 – 11:00 am

City of Lakewood, Burns Community Center, 2nd floor
5510 Clark Ave, Lakewood, CA 90712



Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

City of Lakewood
5000 Clark Ave, Lakewood, CA 90712

Agenda          Meeting Minutes (Draft)