The Santa Clara River Watershed Area is located in northwest Los Angeles County. The watershed area drains west into Ventura County, where it eventually empties into the Pacific Ocean. The main watercourse through this watershed area is the Santa Clara River, which originates in the San Gabriel Mountains. Municipalities that fall within the boundaries of this Watershed Area are Los Angeles County and Santa Clarita. 

The Santa Clara River Watershed Area is estimated to receive up to $6 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 

Dirk Marks, Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency

Steve Cole, Santa Clarita Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency

Kristen Ruffell, LA County Sanitation Districts

Janine Prado, City of Santa Clarita Recreation & Community Services

Hunt Braly, Poole & Shaffery

Wayne Crawford, Santa Clarita Concrete




Sandra Cattel, Sierra Club

Jason Gibbs, GP Strategies

Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel, Santa Clarita Valley Community Hiking Club

Paul Alva, Los Angeles County

Darren Hernandez, Santa Clarita

Heather Merenda, Santa Clarita

Robert Newman, Santa Clarita

Tom Cole, Santa Clarita

Meetings and Events

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency, Boardroom
27234 Bouquet Canyon, Santa Clarita, CA 91350



Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

The Activities Center
20880 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Agenda          Meeting Minutes (Draft)