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Plunge Creek

  Plunge Creek is a wonderful integrated habitat and water conservation project proposed for funding from the Integrated Regional Wate...

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Plunge Creek is a wonderful integrated habitat and water conservation project proposed for funding from the Integrated Regional Water Management, coordinated by the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority, and lead by the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District. The goal of the project is to restore the Plunge Creek System back to a braided stream using natural processes and hydrology, thereby removing invasive grasses and increasing habitat for the endangered San Bernardino Kangaroo Rat and other rare and endangered species, as well as allowing the water to spread out and infiltrate into the ground which will recharge the basin. The project goals work well with the broader goals of the Santa Ana Watershed One Water One Watershed program; it includes the recharge of native surface water, the enhancement of groundwater quality, improvement of endangered species habitat, works in a collaborative setting, and achieves cost effectiveness by working on SBVWCD owned lands. 

 

AS OF SUMMER 2016:

Plunge Creek has progressed fairly since it was proposed. Having hired ICF International and Northwestern Hydraulic Consultants to help work on the project, the 30% design was completed and the project was adjusted based on the design. Flood Control and the Fish and Wildlife Services were contacted and liked the idea of the project. Plans for metering the system are in progress. Also, instead of having a very inclusive design, an engineer was based on site in order to adjust for unpredictable occurrences. The full design for the project should be done by July 2016.

 

Here is some background on the project with more information to come as we get notice to proceed.

PlungeCreek        Plunge Creek Restoration Area, looking West from Edison/MWD crossing toward Orange

 Project Description Documents are being prepared and shown below.

Documents

pdf 2 1129 Attachment Plunge Creek Proposal Popular

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pdf Attach 1 Design Flow Memo Popular

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Attach-1 Design Flow Memo (1).pdf

pdf Attach 2 Exist Condition 2D Model Popular

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pdf Attach 3 Plunge Species Maps (1) Popular

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Attach-3 Plunge Species Maps (1) (1).pdf

pdf Attach 4 Alternatives Maps Popular

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Attach-4 Alternatives Maps (1).pdf

pdf Attach 5 Plunge Elevation Map Popular

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Attach-5 Plunge Elevation Map (1).pdf

pdf Attach 6 Plunge 30perc Design Popular

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Attach-6 Plunge 30perc Design (1).pdf

pdf Attach 7 30perc 2D Model Popular

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Attach-7 30perc 2D Model (1).pdf

pdf Attach 8 Plunge Infiltration Popular

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Attach-8 Plunge Infiltration (1).pdf

pdf Attach 9 Plunge Photos Popular

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Attach-9 Plunge Photos (1).pdf

pdf Figure 1 Regional Overview Site Vicinity Popular

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Figure 1 - Regional Overview Site Vicinity (1).pdf

pdf Figure 2 Project Components Popular

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Figure 2 - Project Components (1).pdf

pdf Figure 3 Project Impacts Popular

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Figure 3 - Project Impacts (1).pdf

pdf Figure 4 SBKR Habitat Popular

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Figure 4 - SBKR Habitat (1).pdf

pdf Figure 5 Santa Ana Woolly Star Locations Popular

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Figure 5 - Santa Ana Woolly Star Locations (1).pdf

pdf Figure 6 Slender horned Spineflower Locations Popular

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Figure 6 - Slender horned Spineflower Locations (1).pdf

pdf Newspaper Ad Plunge Creek Notice Inviting Bids Popular

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Newspaper Ad Plunge Creek Notice Inviting Bids.pdf

pdf NOI-Notice of Intent to Adopt An Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration Popular

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NOI Draft-Plunge.pdf

pdf Notice Inviting Bids and Contract Documents Plunge Creek Final Popular

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Notice Inviting Bids and Contract Documents Plunge Creek Final.pdf

pdf Plunge Creek 30perc Design Report 032416 Popular

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Plunge Creek 30perc Design Report 032416 (1).pdf

pdf Plunge Creek Initial Study Text Final 1 1 12 18 Popular

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Plunge Creek Initial Study Text Final-1_ 1-12-18 (1).pdf

pdf Plunge Creek Mitigated Negative Declaration Final Feb 9, 2018 Popular

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Plunge Creek MND Final 2-9-18.pdf

pdf Plunge Creek Mitigation Monitoring & Reporting Program Final Feb 09, 2018 Popular

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Plunge Creek MMRP Final 02-09-18.pdf

pdf PLUNGE CREEK Plan Final Popular

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PLUNGE CREEK Plan Final.pdf

pdf Plunge Creek Project Initial Design Popular

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Plunge Creek Project Initial Design.pdf

initial design for Plunge Creek Prior to hydraulic modeling and design