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The City of Los Angeles (City), in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), prepared the Final Integrated Feasibility Report (IFR), which includes the Final Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Project.physical processes, such as a more natural hydrologic and hydraulic regime that reconnects the river to historic floodplains and tributaries, reduced flow velocities, increased infiltration, improved natural sediment processes, and improved water quality. The proposed Project also includes opportunities for passive recreation that is compatible with the restored environment.

The Project involves restoring 11 miles of the Los Angeles River from approximately Griffith Park to downtown Los Angeles, while maintaining existing levels of flood risk management. Restoration measures considered include creation and reestablishment of historic riparian strand and freshwater marsh habitat to support increased populations of wildlife and enhance habitat connectivity within the study area, as well as to provide opportunities for connectivity to ecological zones, such as the Santa Monica Mountains, Verdugo Hills, Elysian Hills, and San Gabriel Mountains. Restoration includes the reintroduction of ecological and physical processes, such as a more natural hydrologic and hydraulic regime that reconnects the river to historic floodplains and tributaries, reduced flow velocities, increased infiltration, improved natural sediment processes, and improved water quality. The Project also includes opportunities for passive recreation that is compatible with the restored environment.

Certification of the Final IFR EIS/EIR and approval of the Project (Alternative 20) was considered by the City's Board of Public Works, City Council Committees, and full City Council. The Board of Public Works considered this item and referred it to the City Council on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Room 350, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The City Council certified the Final IFR EIS/EIR on June 29, 2016 (Council File 14-1158-S2).

For questions regarding project details and implementation, please contact Dr. Carol Armstrong, Director, City's LA River, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, at carol.armstrong@lacity.org. Project updates can also be viewed on the City's LA River website: http://www.lariver.org/blog/la-river-ecosystem-restoration-feasibility-study

If you have any questions about the CEQA process, please contact Dr. Jan Green Rebstock at (213) 485-5761 or via e-mail at Jan.Green.Rebstock@lacity.org

For additional information on the Corps' environmental review process, please contact Ms. Eileen Takata, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, at (951) 898-6174 or at Eileen.K.Takata@usace.army.mil or Ms. Erin Jones, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, at 951-898-6191 or at Erin.L.Jones@usace.army.mil.

Taylor Yard G2 Parcel

An addendum to the IFR EIS/EIR has been prepared to support the acquisition of the Taylor Yard G2 Parcel, included in Reach 6 of the Project (Council File 13-1641). The City Council will consider this item at an upcoming meeting. The meeting calendar and agendas for the meetings of the City Council and Council Committees can be viewed at: https://www.lacity.org/city-government/elected-official-offices/city-council/council-and-committee-meetings

Report
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Review Status Public Review Period
Notice of Preparation of IS/EA (1.09 MB) Closed 11/25/08 - 12/25/08
Draft Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report
(49.7 MB)
Closed 09/20/13 - 11/18/13
Draft Appendices
Final Integrated Feasibility Report (IFR), which includes the Final EIS/EIR
Release of Final IFR Notice from City of LA
Release of Final EIS/EIR Notice from US Army Corps of Engineers
Final Feasibility Study and Final EIS/EIR Closed 10/02/15 - 11/02/15
Final Appendices
Reader's Guide
LA River Ecosystem Restoration Project
(27 MB)
Guía del Lector
El Proyecto de Restauración del Ecosistema del Río de Los Ángeles
(27 MB)
Addendum
  • Appendix A: IFR EIS/EIR (see above)
  • Appendix B: Proposed G2 Parcel Purchase Agreement
  • Appendix C: Union Pacific Remedial Action Plan (RAP) (2014)
  • Appendix D: Union Pacific RAP Negative Declaration (2014)