Workshop Canceled
The San Diego Water Board workshop scheduled for Friday, March 14 (referenced below) has been canceled. It has not been rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please direct questions about this message to:

Deborah Woodward
Impaired Waters Restoration Unit
San Diego Water Board
2375 Northside Drive, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92108

Murrieta Creek after recent dredging operation

Murrieta Creek after recent dredging operation

In light of the recent dredging activity on the Murrieta Creek in the vicinity of McVicar St., Wildomar, CA entirely due to the proposed housing development at Palomar St. and McVicar, public comments on this draft resolution should sent, after reading it of course.

California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region
Proposed Resolution to Strengthen Efforts to Protect and Restore Streams, Wetlands, and Riparian Areas, Particularly Related to Proposed Dredge and Fill Activity

At the workshop, staff will give an overview of the draft resolution and will receive comments and questions. Staff would like to hear any concerns about the draft resolution as well as ideas for its improvement. A quorum of Board members may be present

Friday, March 14, 2014, 10:00–noon
San Diego Water Board, Board Meeting Room
2375 Northside Drive, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92108

Document Availability
The draft resolution will be made available to the public approximately 10 days prior to the workshop at http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/sandiego and via email

Electronic Mailing List
The draft resolution will be sent to those subscribed to the Board’s electronic mailing lists for (a) Board Meetings, (b) 401 Certification Program, and (c) Basin Planning Issues. Those who were forwarded this notice and want to receive the draft resolution via email can subscribe to any of these lists directly at: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/resources/email_subscriptions/reg9_subscribe.shtml


  1. WildomarWatcher

    This is a very important meeting and Wildomar citizens should plan to attend.

    Don’t wait for our dysfunctional city to send you a notice at the last minute. This is not a city meeting. Mark you calendars, gather the background information Ken has provided links to, and come out to the meeting prepared to defend our community’s natural watercourses and environment. We may not get another chance at this…

  2. Joseph Morabito

    Kenny, Help me out here. You said, “entirely due to the proposed housing development…”

    My information has it that Riverside County is in complete control of the flood channel. They are supposed to clear it every two years. Is my info faulty?

  3. Kenny Mayes

    Joseph Morabito – Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District is in complete control (as allowed by the Army Corp of Engineers) of the Murrieta Creek thru most but not all of Wildomar. As to when they clear out a channel they claim they do it every couple of years but have failed to do this numerous times, if it had not been for the stink raised by the City of Wildomar Planning Commission ( before they imploded) when they did a walk-thru prior to considering the application for CV Wildomar the creek would not have been dredged until it overflowed causing damage at which time County Flood Control would have applied for Federal Funds to fix the problem which they created by their lack of maintenance. If one looks back at the history of Riverside County Flood, this is how they operate, why spend local fees when you can wait for a disaster then ask for federal assistance. All one has to do is look at Temecula and Murrieta area which have paid millions of dollars in local fees which the county is sitting on while doing nothing. Unfortunately the feds have been reluctant to pony up the money and Temecula and Murrieta are getting fed up waiting. Its going to get interesting what happens with the creek.


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