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  • Slide 1 – Upper Laguna Creek Collaborative Update On _____________, the Board voted in favor of a Resolution to participate in the Upper Laguna Creek Collaborative process. This presentation will: Describe the ULCC vision; Provide an update on the Collaborative’s activities since the Resolution; and Outline the ULCC’s plans for the next two years.


  • 1. Upper Laguna Creek Planning Process
  • 2. ULCC Mission
    • To collaborate in the
    • design of a multi-use
    • corridor along Upper
    • Laguna Creek
  • 3. The Vision: The Laguna Creek Regional Parkway
  • 4.  
  • 5. Broad Participation
      • Planning departments
      • Public works agencies
      • Park districts
      • Regulatory agencies
      • Environmental advocates
      • Residents
      • Landowners/Developers
  • 6. Benefits of a Coordinated Watershed Approach
    • Avoids inter-project conflicts
    • Reduces duplication of effort
    • Avoids late-stage redesigns and delays
    • Provides space for future infrastructure
    • Streamlines environmental permitting
    • Conserves riparian habitat and connects multiple preserves
  • 7. Upper Laguna Creek Corridor Sample Section
  • 8. Trails and Bridges Vernal Pool Preserves Riparian Habitat Corridor Corridor for Future Infrastructure Interceptor Sewer Stormwater Treatment/ Flood Control Facilities Corridor Elements
  • 9. Stormwater Management Goals
    • Manage Runoff
    • Pre = Post
    • Goal: Match the pre-development hydrograph
    • How?
  • 10. Hydrogeomorphic Model
    • Assess existing conditions
    • Project future impacts
    • Set performance standards
    • Identify management strategies
      • Decrease impervious surface area
      • Promote retention & infiltration (on-site and off-site)
      • Use flow duration controls to meter flows to creek
  • 11. High-value Resource Area
  • 12. Integrating LID & flow-duration control strategies Flow Duration Control Basin Urban Runoff Laguna Creek FDC Basin Bio-infiltration Swale LID On-Site BMPs LID On-Site BMPs On-Site BMPs Wetlands Urban Runoff Urban Runoff Off-Site BMPs Wetlands
  • 13. Facilitating the Paradigm Shift
    • Support collaboration & info sharing
    • Create incentives
    • Use pilot project to demonstrate approach
    • Assist practitioners with their projects
    • Evaluate economics: cost/benefit analysis
    • Contribute to solution-oriented permits