Col. Aaron Barta, USACE Los Angeles District commander, and David Van Dorpe, deputy project manager, met with U.S. Rep. Ken Calvert, 42nd Congressional District, California, earlier this week to discuss the Murrieta Creek Flood Protection and Environmental Restoration Project.
Representatives with the Riverside County Flood Control District also attended the meeting, held at the Temecula Community Center, Temecula, California.
During the meeting, the officials discussed the next steps to completing Phase 1 of the project.
The Murrieta Creek project is designed to provide flood-risk reduction, ecosystem restoration and recreation adjacent to the city’s historic Old Town.
The project’s major features include about seven miles of channel improvements, a wildlife corridor along the length of the project, three bridge replacements and a 270-acre detention basin with 163 acres of wetland restoration and a 49-acre recreation park.