The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2020-0073-R6, pursuant to section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to the project Applicant, Richland Developers, Inc. The project is limited to the construction of a residential community on approximately 136.4 acres. It consists of five privately gated residential neighborhoods, 489 dwelling units of varying densities, two private parks, a private recreation building and pool, trails and water quality basins. The project includes widening Lytle Creek Road from two lanes to four and realigning 3,500 linear feet of it to run through the project and connect to Coyote Canyon Road. Project activities subject to Fish and Game Code section 1602 include grading and filling of the onsite ephemeral drainages and installation/construction of stormwater facilities related to the construction of the residential community. The project also includes offsite grading, drainage improvements, and fuel modification along the northern property boundary.
Approximately 3,500 linear feet of the existing Hawker-Crawford Channel will be realigned to the eastern edge of the community and consist of 3,395 linear feet of concrete channel. Offsite drainage from the north will be captured and conveyed through a separate drain system and connect directly to the new Hawker-Crawford Channel. Two debris basins are proposed at the northern edge of the developed portion of the site to de-bulk offsite flows. Onsite drainage will be captured and conveyed through a separate system of catch basins and underground storm drains that would route storm water through water quality and/or detention facilities
prior to discharging to Hawker-Crawford Channel. One open water quality basin will be constructed over 1.9 acres in the southwest corner of the site. This is to advise that CDFW, acting as a Responsible Agency, approved the above described project on May 7, 2021 and has made the following determinations regarding the project pursuant to California Code of Regulations section 15096, subdivision (i):