What is the Arroyo Seco Feasibility Study?

The Arroyo Seco Watershed Feasibility Study is a partnership between the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the assistance of governmental agencies and environmental organizations within the watershed.

This is a three year study to investigate long-term solutions for water resources and environmental restoration issues within the Arroyo Seco Watershed.

Project Description

Congressman Schiffs Fights for Arroyo Seco Funding

Adam Schiff

March 23, 2006 - Continuing his campaign to secure funding for restoring and upgrading the Arroyo Seco, Congressman Adam announced today that he has submitted an appropriations request for the US Army Corps of Engineers Arroyo Seco Watershed Feasbility Study. In addition he has met twice in recent months with the District Commander of the US Army Corps of Engineers to emphasize his support for the Corps' study. In those meetings, the congressman has inquired how previous funds for the program have been spent and urged the Colonel of the Los Angeles Office to make good on the Corps promises to fulfill the Arroyo Seco study in a timely manner.

February 2, 2006 - Congressman Adam Schiff has followed up on recent concerns about the funding level for the US Army Corps of Engineers Arroyo Seco Watershed Feasibility Study by writing a December 22, 2005 letter to the Honorable Josh Bolton, Director of the Office of Management and the Budget urging the Bush Administration to ensure that there is adequate funding in the 2007 federal budget to move the study ahead.

Congressman Schiff, who represents the Pasadena and South Pasadena parts of the Arroyo Seco Watershed, has been a long-time supporter of the efforts to restore, enhance and improve the Arroyo Seco. When he was a State Senator he secured funding for Millard Canyon and the South Pasadena Woodland Park in the Arroyo. Since he was elected to congress in 2000, he has been influential in securing federal to get the Army Corps of Engineers Arroyo Seco Restoration Study started

Arroyo Seco lovers were enthusiastic when the US Army Corps of Engineers held a kickoff meeting for the Arroyo Seco Watershed Feasbility Study on October 26, 2005 at La Casita del Adobe in Pasadena. Two week later, however, on November 9, 2005 the 2006 Energy and Water Development Act came out of the joint congressional conference committee with only $100,000 in federal funding for the $2.8 million study.

Arroyo Funding Background | Congressman Schiff's Letter

What You Can Do

Please write a letter to Congressman Schiff thanking him for his diligent work to restore the Arroyo Seco. Send it by mail or fax to his local office:

Honorable Adam Schiff
Pasadena Office
35 S. Raymond Ave. #205
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: (626) 304-2727
Fax: (626) 304-0572

Please also contact the other congressional representatives in our region to urge them to take action to secure an appropriate level of funding for the Arroyo Seco Watershed Feasibility Study.

Other Congressional Members in the Arroyo Seco Watershed:

Senator Barbara Boxer
Washington D.C.
112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-3553
Senator Dianne Feinstein
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3841
Fax: (202) 228-3954
Congrssman David Drier
District Office
2220 East Route 66, Suite 225
Glendora, CA 91740
Office (626) 852-2626
Toll Free (866) 373-6321
Fax (626) 963-9842

Washington D.C. Office
233 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Office (202) 225-2305
Fax (202) 225-7018
Congressman Xavier Becerra
Los Angeles Office
1910 Sunset Blvd, Suite 560
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 483-1425

Washington D.C. Office
1119 Longworth HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 225-6235

Please contact your representative today

Sample Letter