We do.  And at least in the abstract the County of LA does as well.  They’ve documented the Dominguez watershed online.  See:
http://dpw.lacounty.gov/wmd/watershed/dc/photos/watershed.cfm

We hope to do a little better in the coming weeks.

One of the Dominguez issues that I became aware of recently is that there is no overall DW governing authority that has a holistic vision.  This seems well-reflected in the Future Growth link on the County site which says it is “coming soon”.  Memory says that it’s been “coming soon” for years.  Our goal is to work within the system to change that.

There are undoubtedly more interested parties and stakeholders out there, but perhaps they aren’t aware of one another or in communication.  If you’re one of them, please join us as we try to focus a lens on watershed issues that bear directly on quality of life, access to and promotion of nature and recreation, and freedom of movement along the watershed corridors.

Our guiding concepts are necessarily vague at this point, but there’s plenty of work to go around.  One commonality of purpose is that we’ve found ourselves buying in to a “waves to willows” concept of access and watershed renewal which borrows the best successes from other regions’ watershed projects.

To get oriented on the DW, there’s a good (short) general synopsis of the overall geographical extent of the DW under the Current Conditions link, which is quoted below.

Today, the Dominguez Watershed is comprised of approximately 110 square miles of land in the southern portion of Los Angeles County. 96% of its total area is developed and the overall watershed land use is predominantly residential. Rather than being defined by the natural topography of its drainage area, the Dominguez watershed boundary is defined by a complex network of storm drains and smaller flood control channels. The Dominguez Channel extends from the Los Angeles International Airport to the Los Angeles Harbor and drains large if not all portions of the cities of Inglewood, Hawthorne, El Segundo, Gardena, Lawndale, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Carson and Los Angeles. The remaining land areas within the watershed drain to several debris basins and lakes or directly to the Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors.

Getting more personally oriented will be the business of the next few weeks.  Stay tuned!

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