Design-level digital topographic mapping has been compiled for the entire 7-mile length of the project.
The project provides a riparian habitat corridor throughout the length of the project, which will promote species movement and provide connectivity to existing wildlife preserves.
It significantly enlarges the open space corridor and provides aesthetic benefits.
It provides for equestrian and hiking/biking trails with connections to the active recreation site at the detention basin and to "pocket parks" along the length of the channel project.
It improves water quality through the creation of an extensive natural wetlands system that can efficiently remove contaminants from stream flows destined for Camp Pendleton's aquifer.
The Cities of Temecula and Murrieta continue to be actively engaged in both the design and funding issues related to the project.
The detention basin(250 acres) attenuates flood flows from the over 150 square mile watershed. It includes:
Creation of over 160 acres of wildlife habitat (wetland and riparian)
Development of a 50 acre regional sports park
Reduces downstream flood flow peaks and captures sediment, benefiting the overall water quality of the watershed and Camp Pendleton
Creates a regional sports park within the detention basin to include several soccer fields, baseball/softball fields, a tot playground, comfort stations and picnic areas in cooperation with the Cities of Temecula and Murrieta