Hard copy versions of these and other documents relating to the Sepulveda Basin
are available for public viewing at the Valley Region Headquarters.
To view the documents, contact the Water Manager, City of Los Angeles.
818 756 9710
A very good introduction to the Los Angeles River (published by Friends of the Los Angeles River or Folar)
can be found by clicking HERE for a pdf file entitled: Watershed Wonders
All links are viewable .pdf files. Some documents are not complete (include relevant excerpts only)
|1990 to date - Minutes of the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Areas Steering Committee
1990 to date - Minutes of the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Areas Consortium
Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Areas Steering Committee Standing Rules (Adopted April 26, 2005; Revised May 23, 2011)
L.A. Regional Water Board Files Notice of Intent to Sue U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers for Water Quality Violations
Cites Violations of Federal Clean Water Act at Verdugo Wash and Sepulveda Basin
The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (Los Angeles Water Board) has issued a 60-day notice of intent to sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) for two unauthorized dredge and fill operations in Los Angeles County that violated the federal Clean Water Act and the California Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act.
The Water Board is being represented in the matter by the California Attorney General's office.
Click HERE to read more.
read the entire Finding
of No Significant Impact
for the Vegetation Management plan.
On March 19, 2013 the City Council passed the Sepulveda Basin habitat destruction motion authored by Councilmember Jan Perry.
Click here to view the video clip, scroll down to Item 6. Here are the adopted recommendations:
ITEM NO. (6) 13-0024
AD HOC RIVER COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the eradication and loss of habitats in the San Fernando Valley Sepulveda Basin.
Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Perry - LaBonge):
1. INSTRUCT the Bureau of Sanitation and Planning Department, in coordination with the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), and in consultation with the City Attorney, the United States Corps of Engineers, the Audubon Society, Friends of the Los Angeles River, and any other pertinent entity, to prepare a report that explains the recent loss of 43 acres of bird, mammal, and reptile habitat in the San Fernando Valley's Sepulveda Basin without preparation of an Environmental Impact Report.
2. INSTRUCT the Bureau of Sanitation and Planning Department to include in the report if any endangered species were compromised, and whether there will be any detrimental impacts to air quality, and if any improvements were paid for with public funds or charitable contributions, and information as to which departments, if any, are responsible for overseeing projects that the Federal government is involved within City boundaries.
3. REQUEST the Commander of the Los Angeles District of the Army Corps, to present to the City Council their Vegetation Management Plan as well as a summary of additional community input they receive from follow-up meetings, and the results of the investigation of the loss of the 43 acres habitat.
4. REQUEST the Army Corps to work with the Bureau of Sanitation to come up with a collaborative agreement that meets the Army Corps' needs, the community’s concerns, and addresses the Regional Water Quality Board’s requests.
5. DIRECT the Bureau of Sanitation to act as the City lead, to provide support so that all interested parties can create a well received next phase mitigation plan.
6. REQUEST the Army Corps and the Bureau of Sanitation to come back with a plan within four to five months and provide a status report on the coordinated effort.
2009 - 2012
Sepulveda Basin Master Plan Update
Tillman Water Reclamation Plant In-Plant Storage Project
Letter to Army Corp from Sierra Club
(July 8, 2011)
Navigability and Jurisdiction Evaluation of Los Angeles River Completed
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Master Plans and
Environmental Assessments LACDA, Santa Ana River and Arizona Basins
Water board moves to enforce ban on trash in L.A. River
Cities along the
watershed are required by 2016 to keep all trash out of their storm
Regional water quality officials on Thursday put some teeth into
their long campaign to cleanse the Los Angeles River system of the
tons of trash that turn it into a movable landfill after major
storms. Standards previously adopted by the Los Angeles Water
Quality Control Board give cities along the watershed until 2016 to
keep all trash out of their storm drains. On Thursday, the board
incorporated those limits into storm water permits, putting
municipalities that don't meet the requirements in violation of the
federal Clean Water Act. Until now there had been no penalty for
Maintenance Supervisor's Letter Regarding Organized Sports (Jan. 25,
The Effects of Dogs on Wildlife, by Tom Chester (April 28, 2005)
Daily News Article about Bull Creek Ecosystem Restoration
Project (April 12, 2009)
Minutes of Friends of Lake
Balboa Meeting (May 28, 2009)
Photographer Documents Threats to Wildlife
Please click the links below to view images of illegal fishing, swimming, dogs off leash (in the lake too), killing of birds, etc.
|Letter from Congressman Brad Sherman to LA Dept Rec and
Park General Manager Jon Mukri
regarding feasibility of Section 1135 projects in Haskell Creek, Woodley Creek, Hayvenhurst Creek and Encino Creek.
click here to view 386kb .pdf file
Southbound I-405 to the westbound US-101 Connector Improvement Project EA199610
|Bull Creek Restoration: Native Plant Extraction, Salvage and Storage; Hydroseeding.
click here to view 23.14mb .pdf file
|Sports Complex Facility: Sepulveda Flood Control Basin (Notice of Proposed Activity)
|South Fire Access Road, Sepulveda Basin Draft Environmental Assessment.
click here to view 166kb .pdf file
Bull Creek Channel Ecosystem Restoration – Draft Detailed Project Report and Environmental Assessment.
click here to view 124mb .pdf file
Bull Creek Channel Ecosystem Restoration – Alternative 4, Oxbow-Concept Design
click here to view 1.07mb .pdf file
California Native Plant Society Letter (September 12, 2005)
click here to view 1.29mb .pdf file
San Fernando Valley Audubon Society Letter (September 4, 2005)
click here to view 3.95mb .pdf file
The River Project Letter (September 13, 2005)
click here to view 2.13mb .pdf file
|2002 - 2003|
Sepulveda Basin Treatment Wetlands Park (Revised Draft Concept Design Report, May 2003)
Proposed Sepulveda Wetlands Park (Project Overview)
San Fernando Valley Audubon Society Letter (March 7, 2002)
click here to view 3.73mb .pdf file
California Native Plant Society Letter (May 13, 2002)
Canada Goose Project Letter (April 18, 2002)
|Burbank Boulevard Trunk Line Draft Environmental Assessment.
click here to view 19.85mb .pdf file
|Los Angeles River – Clearing
Vegetation White Oak to Burbank Blvd. Environmental Assessment
click here to view 17.1mb .pdf file
|Bull Creek – Section 1135 Preliminary Restoration Plan
click here to view 24.5mb .pdf file
|Draft Supplement 1 to the 1981 Sepulveda Basin Master Plan including Draft Environmental Assessment
click here to view 42.40mb .pdf file
Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Park
Final Concept Plan – Design Narrative -
click here to view
3606mb .pdf file
California Native Plant Society Letter (May 16, 1995) regarding the
Conceptual Master Plan
|Conceptual Management Plan for the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area
click here to view 90.15mb .pdf file
Arundo and Exotic Weed Removal Within Bull Creek, Sepulveda Dam Flood Control Basin.
click here to view 22.45mb .pdf file
Executive Order - Environmentally and Economically Beneficial Practices
on Federal Landscaped Grounds
|Sepulveda Dam Basin Urban Wildlife Refuge Workshop
click here to view 12.57mb .pdf file
Progress Report – Los Angeles River Master Plan
|Tillman Water Reclamation Plant Flood Protection Project – Final Negative Declaration and Environmental Assessment
133.5mb .pdf file
| Final Environmental Assessment – Sepulveda Recreation Lake and Wildlife Area
click here to view 171.24mb .pdf file
Public Recreational Use Plan Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area
click here to view 10.69mb .pdf file
|Sublease and Operating
Agreement for Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area
click here to view 42.5mb .pdf file
Sepulveda Wildlife Reserve Design with Marsh
click here to view .pdf file
|Sepulveda Basin Master Plan and Final Environmental Impact Report / Statement
click here to view 52.15mb .pdf file
ACOE Real Estate Lease to City of Los Angeles click here to view 927kb .pdf file
Outgrant to City of Los Angeles for Recreational Purposes (Exhibit B) click here to view 1277kb .pdf file
Exhibit B-1 click here to view 452kb .pdf file
Exhibit C click here to view 544kb .pdf file
Exhibit D click here to view 125kb .pdf file
Supplemental Agreement No. 1 click here to view 125kb .pdf file
Supplemental Agreement No. 2 click here to view 595kb .pdf file
[Supplemental Agreement No. 3 is dated January 5, 1972 and deleted 15.32 acres from the City's leased area
for a Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Training Center.]
Real Estate Outgrant to City of Los Angeles for Recreation Purposes BLUEPRINTS - 26 April 1966
Blueprint Exhibit A click here to view 884kb .pdf file
Blueprint Exhibit A-1 click here to view 603kb .pdf file
Blueprint Exhibit A-2 click here to view 591kb .pdf file
|Papers on Riparian Restoration and Revegetation Projects Relevant to the Sepulveda Dam Basin|
|Forward to California
A. Starker Leopold. 1983
click here to view 20mb .pdf file
California Riparian Forests: Deciduous Islands in an Evergreen Sea
Glen Holstein. 1981
click here to view 20mb .pdf file
Environmental Resource Conservation: Riparian System Enhancement Through Water Reclamation
Ronald LaRosa. 1981
click here to view 4.7mb .pdf file
The Preservation and
Restoration of Riparian Resources in Conducting Flood Control Activities
Vegetation of the Santa Ana
River and Some Flood Control Implications
Planning in Southern California – What's Missing?
|The Esthetics of Native Plant Revegetation
Art Tyree. 1984
click here to view 3.78mb .pdf file
Plant Design Inventory Techniques for Modeling the Restoration of Native Riparian Landscapes
Kerry J. Dawson. 1981
click here to view 4.91mb .pdf file
The Role of Vegetation in an Integrated Pest
Management Approach to Levee Management
Los Coches Mitigation Area: A Case Study in Native Plant Revegetation,
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District
Revegetation in the Sepulveda Wildlife Reserve: A Seven Year Summary
California Department of Transportation Riparian Restoration Projects
in San Diego County
|Riparian Forest as Habitat
for the Least Bell's Vireo
M. Violet Grey and James M. Greaves. 1981
click here to view 6.2mb .pdf file
High Quality Restoration of
The Status of Wintering
Canada Geese at Quail Hill
Management of the Wintering
Foraging Habitat for Canada Geese at Quail Hill
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