Laguna Creek Restoration Project
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 email@example.com.
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.
Please take the time to respond to the survey at the link below:
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town Council Meeting Tentatively for Wednesday, August 25, 2021:
The Town Council will review the 30-percent design and the results of the public survey on August 25, 2021, and provide direction to staff. Please visit the Council website for the agenda as well as information on participating in the meeting: 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.
To view Staff Report Town Council Meeting 3-24-2021
To view PowerPoint Presentations:
To view the Livestream (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.
To view Staff Report 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.
To view Staff Report Planning Commission 3-2-2021
Town's Livestream Presentation 3-2-2021 (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:
- 2020 0612 Laguna Creek RFP
- 2020 0612 Laguna Creek RFP (Amendment 1)
- 2020.07.13 Questions Answers 1
- As-Built Plans (2013)
- Meeting Location
- Pre-Bid Sign-in Sheet_7-15-2020
- Hydraulic Study - Laguna Creek
- Pre-Bid Sign-In Sheet 7-20-2020
- Amendment No. 2 - 7-22-2020
- Laguna Creek Grant Documents
- 2020.07.23 Questions Answers 2
- 2020.07.31 Questions Answers 3
- Agreement - Laguna Creek RFP (Example)
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:
- Staff Report: Receive Update on Laguna Creek Restoration Project and Provide Direction to Staff;
- Presentation: Laguna Creek Restoration and Flood Protection Project.
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: