Dominguez Channel

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Dominguez Channel
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
 - locationHawthorne, California
 - location
East Basin, Port of Los Angeles, California
Basin sizeDominguez Watershed
110 sq mi (280 km2)

Dominguez Channel is a 15.7-mile-long (25.3 km)[1] stream in southern Los Angeles County, California, that drains the Dominguez Watershed of 110 square miles (280 km2).

The watershed area is 96% developed, largely residential, and artificially bounded by a system of storm drains and flood control channels.[2]


The stream begins just south of 116th Street in Hawthorne and travels through Gardena, Alondra Park, Torrance, Harbor Gateway, Carson, Wilmington, and empties into the East Basin of the Port of Los Angeles, in San Pedro Bay on the Pacific Ocean.


Crossings from mouth upstream to the source (year built in parentheses) are:[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed March 16, 2011
  2. ^ "Dominguez Watershed Current Conditions". Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. Retrieved 2009-08-08.
  3. ^ "National Bridge Inventory Database". Retrieved 2009-08-08.

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