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About Watersheds

About Watersheds

Since much of Los Angeles is paved, many people are not aware that we have watersheds here in Southern California.

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Water Quality Compliance Master Plan

Water Quality Compliance Master Plan

In 2009, the City of Los Angeles adopted the Water Quality Compliance Master Plan, a 20-year strategy for clean stormwater and urban runoff to reduce the pollution flowing into local rivers, creeks, lakes and beaches.

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History

History

As Los Angeles’ population began to grow rapidly at the beginning of 20th century, rainwater that was once absorbed by miles of undeveloped land began to runoff the newly paved and developed areas

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Ordinance

Ordinance

In 1998 the City of Los Angeles passed a stormwater ordinance (L.A.M.C. 64.70) which prohibits the entry of illicit discharges into the municipal storm drain system

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