NRDC and Santa Monica Baykeeper v. County of Los Angeles – Settlement Agreement

This settlement resolves a lawsuit originally filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Los Angeles Waterkeeper against the County of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Flood Control District in 2008. The lawsuit succeeded in holding the County liable for nearly 500 violations of the County’s federal Clean Water Act permit in the Los Angeles and San Gabriel rivers. The environmental projects in this settlement agreement will help the County clean up the toxic mix of pollution found in billions of gallons of annual stormwater runoff.