Pasadena Now: Senate Passes Bill to Include Arroyo Seco in Larger Watershed Study Area

Tuesday, June 5 2018

The passage of a California Senate bill advances the cause of including the Arroyo Seco Tributary into a larger watershed study in light of ongoing drought conditions.

The bill, SB 1126, authored by Pasadena-area Sen. Anthony J. Portantino, is designed to include the Arroyo Seco Tributary in the Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Working Group plan.

The measure passed unanimously on Thursday, May 31, with 39 state senators voting for adoption.

The Arroyo Seco Tributary was initially a connecting link between the San Gabriel Mountains and the Los Angeles River. Under the new measure, the Arroyo Seco Tributary would be included in the working group and watershed education revitalization plan, after it was reportedly inadvertently left out of legislation last year.

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