The Rio Hondo Watershed Area is located in mid Los Angeles County. The watershed area drains to the Rio Hondo, then into the Los Angeles River, and finally out to the Pacific Ocean. In addition to the Rio Hondo, the watershed area includes Alhambra Wash, Rubio Wash, Eaton Wash, Arcadia Wash and Santa Anita Wash. Municipalities that fall within the boundaries of this Watershed Area include: Pasadena, Arcadia, Montebello, El Monte, Monterey Park, Rosemead, Alhambra, Monrovia, San Gabriel, Temple City, South El Monte, San Marino, Sierra Madre, Duarte, Irwindale, Bradbury, South Pasadena, and Los Angeles County.
The Rio Hondo Watershed Area is estimated to receive up to $11.5 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.
Julian Juarez, LA County Flood Control District
Tom Love, Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
Kelly Gardner, Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster
Kristen Ruffell, LA County Sanitation Districts
Charles Peretz, City of Pasadena Parks and Recreation
Thomas Wong, San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
Michael Hurley, Cal Water
Mark Hall, Greater LA County Vector Control District
Ron Miller, LA/OC Building Trades
Daniel Rossman, The Wilderness Society
David Dolpin, Alhambra
Vanessa Hevener, Arcadia
Paul Alva, Los Angeles County
Gloria Crudgington, Monrovia
Frank Lopez, Monterey Park
Sean Singletary, Pasadena
James Carlson, Sierra Madre
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