Laguna Creek Restoration Project

Special Announcement

On September 22, 2021, the Town Council adopted the CEQA Mitigated Negative Declaration, adopted a resolution approving the sixty-five percent design for the Laguna Creek Restoration Project, and directed staff to submit the design package to Cal OES and to seek additional funding. The sixty-five percent design plans and CEQA documentation were submitted to Cal-OES/ FEMA for review on September 30, 2021. 

The CEQA Mitigated Negative Declaration is available at: https://ca-moraga.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/6075/Laguna-Creek-Restoration-Project-CEQA-ISMND

The sixty-five percent design plans can be viewed at: Laguna Creek 65 Percent Design Plans

Staff is currently pursuing additional funding from the California Department of Water Resources Floodplain Management, Protection, and Risk Awareness Grant Program

Special Announcement

On September 22, 2021, the Town Council will consider a resolution Approving the Sixty-five Percent Design Plans for the Laguna Creek Restoration Project (CIP 16-201) and Directing Staff to Submit the Design Package to Cal OES and Seek Additional Funding. The sixty-five percent design plans can be viewed with the following link: 

Laguna Creek 65 Percent Design Plans

Special Announcement

On August 25, 2021, Council received an update for the Laguna Creek Restoration Project. The update included the 30% design and results of a web-based survey to gauge public opinion for the project landscaping. Council accepted the update and directed staff to continue with the design up to the 65% level. Council also expressed a preference to allow the results of the web-based landscaping survey to serve as a guide for the design.

The 65% design and adoption of the Initial Study/ Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) is currently scheduled to be brought to Council on September 22, 2021.

Special Announcement (Revised)

The 30-day comment period for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) analysis for the Laguna Creek Restoration Project ended on July 28, 2021. Copies of the Initial Study/ Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) are available at: https://ca-moraga.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/6075/Laguna-Creek-Restoration-Project-CEQA-ISMND and at the Town offices located at 329 Rheem Boulevard, Moraga. On August 25, 2021 at the regular Town Council meeting, the 30 percent design and the Final Draft IS/MND are scheduled to be presented for approval and direction from the Council. Please direct any questions or comments to the Project Manager, Mark Summers at msummers@moraga.ca.us or 925-888-7038.

Special Announcement

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Initial Study/ Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) analysis for the Laguna Creek Restoration Project has been completed and the 30-day public comment period began on June 26, 2021. Copies of the IS/MND are available at, https://ca-moraga.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/6075/Laguna-Creek-Restoration-Project-CEQA-ISMND, and at the Town offices located at 329 Rheem Boulevard, Moraga CA, 94556. Please direct any questions or comments to the Project Manager, Mark Summers, at (925) 888-7038 or msummers@moraga.ca.us.

Special Announcement

The survey has been extended until Sunday, July 11, 2021, at 4:00 PM. Please be sure to submit your answers before then.

LAGUNA CREEK RESTORATION PROJECT UPDATE - May 11, 2021

An invitation to participate in the design:

The 30-percent design has been completed and we are seeking public input from the public on important aspects of the landscape design. We look forward to hearing from you.

 Laguna Creek Restoration Plan 30% 

Please take the time to respond to the survey at the link below:

Web Survey

The survey will be available until Friday, May 21, 2021, at 4:00 PM. Please be sure to submit your answers before then.

If you need any assistance or prefer to respond directly to the project manager, please contact Mark Summer (925) 888-7038, msummers@moraga.ca.us

Town Council Meeting Wednesday, August 25, 2021:

The Town Council reviewed the 30-percent design and the results of the public survey on August 25, 2021, and provided direction to staff. Please visit the Agendas and Minutes webpage for the Council agenda: https://www.moraga.ca.us/230/Town-Council.

LAGUNA CREEK RESTORATION PROJECT UPDATE - March 24, 2021

On March 24, 2021, Town staff made a presentation to Town Council to provide an update on the project and to receive direction to staff. 

View the Staff Report to Town Council 3-24-2021

View the PowerPoint Presentations:

Introduction by Staff

Presentation by BKF Consultants

Conclusion by Staff

View the Livestream video (Laguna Creek Restoration presentation begins at 55 minutes)

LAGUNA CREEK RESTORATION PROJECT UPDATE - March 15, 2021

On March 15, 2021, Town staff made a presentation to the Park & Recreation Commission to provide an update on the project and seek any feedback the commission may have. 

View the Staff Report  to the Park & Recreation Commission 3-15-2021

Town's Presentation:   Laguna Creek Restoration - 3-15-2021

LAGUNA CREEK RESTORATION PROJECT UPDATE - March 11, 2021

On March 2, 2021, Town staff made a presentation to the Planning Commission to provide an update on the project and seek any feedback the commission may have. 

View the Staff Report to the Planning Commission 3-2-2021

View the Livestream video (start time approximately 2:25:28 pm)

LAGUNA CREEK RESTORATION PROJECT - UPCOMING PRESENTATION MEETINGS 

The next public meeting presentations are scheduled for:

  • Planning Commission on Tuesday, March 2
  • Park and Recreation Commission on Monday, March 15 
  • Town Council on Wednesday, March 24      

Due to COVID restrictions, the meetings will occur via Zoom Webinar -  Webinar links to follow.

Town's Presentation: Laguna Creek Restoration & Flood Control 3-2-2021

Please see the Town’s Agenda & Minutes for additional information. 

LAGUNA CREEK RESTORATION PROJECT COMMUNITY MEETING - Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Town of Moraga hosted a presentation and community workshop on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 6:00 pm for the design of the Laguna Creek Restoration Project. Staff is seeking the public's input on this important project. Due to COVID restrictions, the meeting occured via a Zoom Webinar. The Project project consists of removing an eight-foot diameter underground culvert and creating a natural channel in its place. The project location is at the Hacienda near the Pavilion building, where historic flooding has occurred at the culvert. The workshop consisted of an update on the design effort and schedule, followed by a facilitated workshop to elicit community feedback into various aspects of the design. 

February 23, 2021 Public Workshop Zoom Webinar Video

Consultant's Presentation: Laguna Creek Restoration & Flood Control - 2-23-2021

Laguna Creek Restoration Project

The proposed Laguna Creek Restoration Project (Project) would daylight the creek at the Town-owned Hacienda de las Flores property (Hacienda) at 2100 Donald Drive.  The Project consists of removing an underground 8-foot diameter corrugated metal pipe (CMP) culvert near the Pavilion building (Pavilion) and restoring the creek to a natural channel in its place in order to provide improved flood protection for the Pavilion and other adjacent facilities at the Hacienda. The area around the Pavilion has been subject to flooding over the years as the culvert is not adequately sized to handle large peak flows.

During the 2005-2006 winter storms, heavy rains caused Laguna Creek to rise and flow over the banks in the vicinity of the Pavilion. This resulted in significant damage, including damage to the wooden footbridge, a wrought iron gate, more than 200 feet of chain link fence, walkways, and banks of the creek bend were washed away.  The creek slope failed resulting in damages to the facilities causing flooding within the Pavilion.  The retaining walls, headwalls, wing walls, and banks were washed out and damaged.  

On December 11, 2013, the Town accepted as completed the Laguna Creek Wall Repair and Bank Stabilization Project that repaired previous flood damage, but did not increase the storm water capacity of the existing undersized CMP culvert along the Pavilion, which remains in FEMA flood zone and is susceptible to flooding.

On July 7, 2020, the Town solicited for technical proposals and associated qualifications (RFP/Q) for environmental and engineering design services for the Laguna Creek Restoration and Flood Protection Project (Project). The following RFP/Q documents are available below:

On July 8, 2020, staff provided Council with an update on project progress and available grant funding. The following project documents from this Council Meeting are available below: 

A planned project update and recommendations for the project is tentatively planned for the October 28, 2020 Town Council meeting. For additional information please see the Town of Moraga Town Council Agenda web pages at: