Serrano Creek Stabilization & Restoration Phase II: Reach 2 & 3

Location: Orange County

Project Type: Restoration Planning

Status: Completed

Habitat Type: Exotics Control, Riparian

Cost: $1,500,000

Assembly District: 70

Senate District: 35

Congressional District: 48

Project Lead/Grantee:
County of Orange Watershed and Coastal Resources Division (Mansour Katany 714-834-2361)

This project aimed to stabilize the creek beds and banks of Serrano Creek, to restore riparian habitat, and to reduce sediment loadings to Newport Bay. Serrano Creek has undergone substantial erosion in recent years due to changes in the watershed.

Serrano Creek, a coastal stream corridor, is a tributary of San Diego Creek draining an area of about 2,590 acres at Trabuco Road within the City of Lake Forest. In general, sediment supply to the unimproved stream has been reduced and local runoff has increased, both in peak and duration. This phase of the project will prepare engineering plans and environmental documents for Serrano Creek between Trabuco Drive and Rancho Parkway for Phase II, Reaches 2 and 3.