The Upper Los Angeles River Watershed Area is located in the midwest portion of Los Angeles County. The watershed area drains to the Pacific Ocean via the Los Angeles River and includes the Arroyo Seco, Verdugo Wash, Tujunga Wash and Pacoima Wash. Municipalities that fall within the boundaries of this Watershed Area include: Los Angeles, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, Los Angeles County, Burbank, Calabasas, Alhambra, San Fernando, South Pasadena, Monterey Park, Hidden Hills, Santa Clarita, and Pasadena. 

The Upper Los Angeles River Watershed Area is estimated to receive up to $38.6 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

Genevieve Osmena, LA County Flood Control District 

Delon Kwan, LA Department of Water and Power

Paul Liu, LA Department of Water and Power

Alfredo Magallanes, LA Sanitation & Environment

Cathie Santo Domingo, LA Recreation & Parks

Ernesto Pantoja, Laborers Local 300

Miguel Luna, Urban Semilla DakeLuna Consultants

John Luker, Santa Susana Mountain Park Association

David Nahai, Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith


Veronica Padilla-Campos, Pacoima Beautiful

Yazdan Emrani, Glendale

Patrick Dechellis, La Cañada Flintridge

Alfredo Magallanes, Los Angeles

Phuoc Le, Los Angeles

Emeverto Cheng, Los Angeles

Paul Alva, Los Angeles County

Kris Markarian, Pasadena

Meetings and Events


Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, October 31, 2019, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Los Angeles City Hall, 10th Floor, Room 1010
200 Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012