Skylinks Regional Stormwater Capture Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Long Beach
Document Title
Skylinks Regional Stormwater Capture Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The project site is zoned Park Zone (P) and has a General Plan Land Use PlaceType is Open Space (OS).
Document Description
The proposed project would be to construct a regional stormwater capture and filtration facility located beneath a 1.6-acre undeveloped area at the northeast corner of the Skylinks Golf Course in the City of Long Beach. Currently, stormwater flow adjacent to the project site travels down the existing Los Angeles County Flood Control District improved Los Cerritos Channel (also known in this area as Wardlow Channel) and bypasses the project site. The proposed project would intercept storm flows in the channel and divert them to an underground storage basin. From there, the flows would either be pumped up to vegetated storage ponds or be allowed to infiltrate the soil to recharge the groundwater. Excess water from the ponds would flow back into the Los Cerritos Channel. Once the underground structures are installed, the project site would be landscaped with native trees and shrubs, and would include paths made up of decomposed granite, benches, an interpretive signage, and a relocated volleyball court. There would also be vegetated swales and bioswales strategically placed through the constructed vegetated storage ponds to promote enhanced natural treatment mechanisms to dry weather flows. The project would include a publicly accessible pedestrian pathway along the flood control channel and usable space within the current open and undeveloped area for educational purposes.

Contact Information

Tammy Takigawa, PE, QSP/D
Agency Name
City of Long Beach Department of Public Works
Job Title
Civil Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Mary McKinnon
Agency Name
Tetra Tech, Inc.
Job Title
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Long Beach
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Clark Avenue, near Conant Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Long Beach Airport
Long Beach Community College, Burcham Elementary School
Los Cerritos Channel
Other Location Info
3559 1/2 Clark Avenue in Long Beach

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Other (Regional Stormwater Capture Project)
Local Actions
CEQA Clearance
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


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