We hate to say ‘we told you so’, but there it is. One of our major concerns about this development was the risks it posed to the creek, the park, and downstream residents.
Now that the rains have come, the construction site of ‘Oak Creek’, having cut the oaks, is now damaging the creek.
Downstream neighbors have spent the week cleaning up the creek, removing debris, and loads of sand from Felicita creek. The creek in the Park is brown, even days after the last storm.
ENU documented just some of the problem which we believe is a violation of the storm water regulations.
We attempted to report to the city (as it is Escondido’s storm water permit which covers this site) but were unable to. The website for reporting still says that ‘Oak Creek’ is not in the city of Escondido.
As we brace for another storm tonight, ENU has reported this situation to the Regional Water Board and the County.