is proposing to rehabilitate the Wilmington Drain and Machado Lake
located adjacent to and within the Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park
(located at 25820 Vermont Avenue) in the communities of Wilmington and
Harbor City, CD 15. The Machado Lake ecosystem, which includes
Wilmington Drain, has been negatively impacted by trash, proliferation
of invasive plant species, eutrophication,
and sediment and nutrient accumulation, which has resulted in degraded
water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, and hydraulic capacity. To
address these problems, the City is proposing to implement a variety of
measures designed to improve water quality; help meet adopted and
future total maximum daily loads criteria; enhance riparian, wetland,
and upland habitats; improve hydrologic and hydraulic conditions; and
restore existing recreational amenities as well as develop new ones.
prepared a draft environmental impact report (EIR) to analyze the
environmental impacts of the proposed project and alternatives and is requesting
input from responsible agencies, trustee and other interested parties.
The notice of availability and the draft EIR can be viewed from the
links below and is available for review at Harbor City/Gateway Library,
24000 S. Western Avenue; Wilmington Branch Library, 1300 N. Avalon
Boulevard; Harbor District Office No. 15 at 638 S. Beacon St., Suite
552, San Pedro; and the Bureau of Engineering, EMG at 1149 S. Broadway,
6th Floor, Contact: Maria Martin at (213) 485-5753, fax: (213)
The final EIR and project were considered by the Board of Public Works August 18, 2010, and the Energy and Environment Council Committee September 21, 2010. The final EIR and project were certified and approved, respectively, by City Council and a notice of determination was filed on September 28, 2010.
Wilmington-Harbor City Community Plan. Council District 15. If you have any questions please contact Maria Martin at (213) 485-5753 or Maria.Martin@lacity.org.