Enhanced Watershed Management Program

Enhanced Watershed Management Program

Municipalities, non-governmental organizations and community stakeholders throughout the County of Los Angeles are working collaboratively to develop Enhanced Watershed Management Plans for each of LA's five watersheds - Ballona Creek, Dominguez Channel, Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica Bay and Upper Los Angeles River. The objectives of the Enhanced Watershed Management Plans (or EWMPs) are to comply with water quality mandates, improve the quality of our rivers, creeks and beaches, and address current and future regional water supply issues.  

Each of the five watersheds has a Watershed Management Group that meets on a regular basis. The goal of each Watershed Management Group is to develop an EWMP for their specific watershed. Each EWMP will identify current and future multi-benefit projects that will improve water quality, promote water conservation, enhance recreational opportunities, manage flood risk, improve local aesthetics, and support public education opportunities. Each EWMP will include water quality priorities, watershed control measures, reasonable assurance analysis, the scheduling of projects and the monitoring, assessment and adaptive management of projects.

Enhanced Watershed Management Plans for each of the five watersheds must be developed and submitted to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board by June 28, 2015.  

Three workshops have been held for the Enhanced Watershed Management Program. Presentations from these three workshops are below:

April 10, 2014 Planning Workshop Presentation, (7.6 Mb)

November 20, 2014 Workshop Presentation, (20.4 Mb)

March 19, 2015 Workshop Presentation, (26.4 Mb)