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January 12, 1996 | BILL BILLITER
Despite its tight budget, the Orange County Flood Control District has approved spending an estimated $3.8 million to improve the Moody Creek flood-drainage channel in Cypress. Mark Christoffels, the city's public works director, told the City Council that county officials have agreed that Moody Creek needs concrete walls. "Last January, Moody Creek Channel overflowed at Crescent Avenue in Cypress during a large storm.
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May 15, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a quarter-century of talk and delays, Orange County is moving forward with plans to buy all of the property that lies in the expanded Prado Dam flood plain. Buying the land will allow the dam, a familiar sight off the Riverside Freeway and Corona Expressway, to be raised by nearly 30 feet--greatly reducing the threat of flooding of the Santa Ana River in urbanized Orange County, but increasing the potential area of flooding behind it into less-populated parts of San Bernardino County.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1999 | Daniel Evans, (949) 574-4206
The City Council on Tuesday is expected to support plans to improve Serrano Creek. The plans call for the majority of the area to be used for flood and erosion control, with the remainder turned into a nature park, Public Works Director Bob Woodings said. The area lies between Bake Parkway and the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park. If the council OKs them, the plans will go to the Orange County Flood Control District, which will make the final decision.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 2000 | SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A recent state order requiring cleanup of a polluted Orange County waterway sets a precedent that environmentalists say could lead to stronger enforcement of California and federal water quality laws. Orange County, the city of Laguna Niguel and the county's Flood Control District have been ordered to stop storm drain runoff from polluting Aliso Creek, which empties into the ocean at Laguna Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1998 | Chris Ceballos, (949) 248-2154
The Orange County Board of Supervisors this week approved a flood-control study of the Laguna Canyon Channel from Beach Street to the Pacific Ocean. Laguna Beach has suffered through mudslides and floods in recent months, making it a target for channel improvements through downtown. The channel can handle about 2,200 cubic feet per second at Beach Street but only 800 cubic feet per second through downtown.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1995 | DEBRA CANO
Concerned about runoff during winter storms, the city will ask the Orange County Flood Control District to consider paying for improvements to two channels. The City Council has agreed to request money to upgrade the East Garden Grove-Wintersburg Channel and the Talbert Channel. The projected cost for both is $17.9 million. Improvements would include widening the East Garden-Grove Wintersburg Channel and lining it with concrete from Quartz to Bushard streets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1990 | TOM McQUEENEY
The City Council voted this week to sue the Orange County Flood Control District in an effort to get a bridge built over the Brea Creek Channel near Malvern Avenue and Burning Tree Road. The bridge would connect separate sections of Burning Tree Road, creating a second street into an industrial subdivision under construction. In a 1987 decision, the City Council voted to require the developer, Santa Fe Pacific Realty Corp., to build the bridge and road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1990 | TOM McQUEENEY
A disagreement between the city of Fullerton and the Orange County Flood Control District over the value of a creek crossing might prompt the city to take the county to court. The City Council tonight will consider whether to ask a court to decide the value of a crossing over the Brea Creek Channel, linking two sections of Burning Tree Road near Malvern Avenue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1986 | KENNETH F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
Orange County officials could get a head start toward raising the estimated $250-million county share of the massive Santa Ana River Flood Control project under legislation signed into law Tuesday by Gov. George Deukmejian. The $1.1-billion U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project, expected to be one of the largest public works projects ever undertaken in the United States, still awaits final congressional approval. If approval is given, construction is not expected to begin before 1989.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a quarter-century of talk and delays, Orange County is moving forward with plans to buy all of the property that lies in the expanded Prado Dam flood plain. Buying the land will allow the dam, a familiar sight off the Riverside Freeway and Corona Expressway, to be raised by nearly 30 feet--greatly reducing the threat of flooding of the Santa Ana River in urbanized Orange County, but increasing the potential area of flooding behind it into less-populated parts of San Bernardino County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2000 | By SEEMA MEHTA,
A state water board has issued a cleanup and abatement order against Laguna Niguel, Orange County and the county's Flood Control District for allowing high levels of urban runoff into Aliso Creek, one of Orange County's most polluted waterways. The three may be fined up to $5,000 a day and face lawsuits if they fail to follow the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board's order, which activists had been urging for six months. "I think it's high time that somebody did something.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1999 | Daniel Evans, (949) 574-4206
The City Council on Tuesday is expected to support plans to improve Serrano Creek. The plans call for the majority of the area to be used for flood and erosion control, with the remainder turned into a nature park, Public Works Director Bob Woodings said. The area lies between Bake Parkway and the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park. If the council OKs them, the plans will go to the Orange County Flood Control District, which will make the final decision.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1998 | Chris Ceballos, (949) 248-2154
The Orange County Board of Supervisors this week approved a flood-control study of the Laguna Canyon Channel from Beach Street to the Pacific Ocean. Laguna Beach has suffered through mudslides and floods in recent months, making it a target for channel improvements through downtown. The channel can handle about 2,200 cubic feet per second at Beach Street but only 800 cubic feet per second through downtown.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1996 | BILL BILLITER
Despite its tight budget, the Orange County Flood Control District has approved spending an estimated $3.8 million to improve the Moody Creek flood-drainage channel in Cypress. Mark Christoffels, the city's public works director, told the City Council that county officials have agreed that Moody Creek needs concrete walls. "Last January, Moody Creek Channel overflowed at Crescent Avenue in Cypress during a large storm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1995 | DEBRA CANO
Concerned about runoff during winter storms, the city will ask the Orange County Flood Control District to consider paying for improvements to two channels. The City Council has agreed to request money to upgrade the East Garden Grove-Wintersburg Channel and the Talbert Channel. The projected cost for both is $17.9 million. Improvements would include widening the East Garden-Grove Wintersburg Channel and lining it with concrete from Quartz to Bushard streets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1990 | TOM McQUEENEY
The City Council voted this week to sue the Orange County Flood Control District in an effort to get a bridge built over the Brea Creek Channel near Malvern Avenue and Burning Tree Road. The bridge would connect separate sections of Burning Tree Road, creating a second street into an industrial subdivision under construction. In a 1987 decision, the City Council voted to require the developer, Santa Fe Pacific Realty Corp., to build the bridge and road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2000 | By SEEMA MEHTA,
A state water board has issued a cleanup and abatement order against Laguna Niguel, Orange County and the county's Flood Control District for allowing high levels of urban runoff into Aliso Creek, one of Orange County's most polluted waterways. The three may be fined up to $5,000 a day and face lawsuits if they fail to follow the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board's order, which activists had been urging for six months. "I think it's high time that somebody did something.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 2000 | SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A recent state order requiring cleanup of a polluted Orange County waterway sets a precedent that environmentalists say could lead to stronger enforcement of California and federal water quality laws. Orange County, the city of Laguna Niguel and the county's Flood Control District have been ordered to stop storm drain runoff from polluting Aliso Creek, which empties into the ocean at Laguna Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fearful that Proposition 111, the gas-tax initiative, is doomed to fail in June, county officials have begun laying the groundwork for a November ballot measure asking voters to waive the government spending limit for a major flood control project, officials said Monday. Should Proposition 111 pass, the spending limit would be waived for certain kinds of capital projects, the $1.4-billion Santa Ana River flood control project among them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1990 | TOM McQUEENEY
A disagreement between the city of Fullerton and the Orange County Flood Control District over the value of a creek crossing might prompt the city to take the county to court. The City Council tonight will consider whether to ask a court to decide the value of a crossing over the Brea Creek Channel, linking two sections of Burning Tree Road near Malvern Avenue.
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