Santa Clara River may soon be up for grants.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion directing the Los Angeles County Flood Control District to establish a regional water management group to prepare and adopt an integrated regional water management plan for the upper Santa Clara River Watershed, announced Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
Upon completion, Watershed entities may apply for grant funding under Propositions 50 and 84 and establish a framework to secure future funding for related projects.
“Today’s action will make our region eligible for millions in state grant funding—monies that will be used to protect our water quality and ensure a sustainable drinking water supply for future generations,” said Antonovich.
The Santa Clara River drains the largest watershed in Southern California, traveling approximately 84 miles to reach the Pacific Ocean. The watershed covers an area of 1600 square miles, divided almost equally between Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
The management group includes the Los Angeles County Flood Control District, City of Santa Clarita, the Castaic Lake Water Agency, Santa Clarita Water Division, the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District, the Newhall County Water District, and the Valencia Water Company.