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Press Release Details

County Public Works Department Hosts Public "Scoping Meeting" for the San Juan Creek & Tributaries Flood Risk Management Study

For Immediate Release
Date: October 13, 2010

Media contacts:
Debbie Kroner, OC Public Works

SANTA ANA – The Orange County Public Works Department (OC Public Works) will hold a public meeting to discuss the development of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Juan Creek and Tributaries Flood Risk Management Study on October 27, 2010 at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center.

The Los Angeles District of the U.S. Army Corps will be preparing an EIS to assist the San Juan Creek Feasibility Study, which has been in place since August 2002, to evaluate flood risk management along the lower portions of three creeks in the area: San Juan, Trabuco, and Oso Creeks.

Specific objectives of the study include reducing the risk of flood damage in the lower portions of the San Juan, Trabuco, and Oso Creeks, addressing steam bank erosion and channel instability in portions of these creeks, and maintaining habitat values within the study area. The study area includes 10.5 miles of San Juan Creek, 9.5 miles of Trabuco Creek, and 4.5 miles of Oso Creek. Eight communities, including San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, and Las Flores are all present within the boundaries of this study.

The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino del Avion, San Juan Capistrano, 92675. For further meeting information, please contact Setu Upadhya of OC Public Works at 714-834-2547.