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BouquetFalls_khtsLos Angeles County officials have released a proposal to restore stream flow and habitat to sections of Bouquet Canyon Creek.

The draft has been released for a 30-day public review period.

The plan outlines five sites that would be restored along a three-mile stretch of the creek south of Bouquet Canyon Reservoir. These locations have been affected by built-up sediment and vegetation that have in recent years impeded the flow of the water course. A sixth site would create a fish preserve at the abandoned Zuni Campground site.

LA County Public Works has prepared an environmental document referred to as an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration to address how local impacts could be mitigated. The draft study and MND are being circulated for a 30-day public review period, August 5 through September 4.

The document may be viewed at:

Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library
LA County Public Works
18601 Soledad Canyon Road
900 S. Fremont Ave., 11th Floor
Santa Clarita, CA 91351 Alhambra, CA 91803

The document can be viewed below:

 

 

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14 Comments

  1. Debbie Ribot Debbie Ribot says:

    I remember this place went there a lot long time ago

  2. Liz Crow Liz Crow says:

    Please do!! This is a beautiful place all of our children can enjoy. There is so much that needs to be done between graffiti clean up and glass removal. Putting trash can back up there would be a major plus as well! It’s one of the last few free family areas that still exist from my childhood!

  3. Jeff Winner Jeff Winner says:

    Ahhh the falls, had many a good time there..that is until my girl friend had to scoot on her butt down a slope and sat square on a pile of human poop and then slid down the rock, and then touched it, and then flipped out!!!! That promptly ended our hike!!! friggen disgusting…

  4. That would be great. I used to play there when I was a kid.

  5. Kevin Kirk Kevin Kirk says:

    Randy Kirk send the scouts

  6. jim says:

    Well, if y’all haven’t read the 556 page report (or at least the first 25 pages), I suspect you’re going to be surprised when and if the project is approved by all the relevant government agencies.

    And anyone who commutes on Bouquet Canyon Road is going to be very surprised. Road closures M-F from 7am to 4pm? I hope the folks living north of Site 1 (where those cute little homes are tacked to the canyon wall, and commuters from West Palmdale, Leona Valley and Lake Elizabeth) don’t mind the drive over to San Francisquito Cyn Road in order to go south to the SCV or SFV.

    Maybe they’ll allow special passes for local residents – subject to waiting for construction crews and vehicles to get off the road.

    No matter what, at least somebody is trying to do something about the mess up there.

  7. Melissa says:

    Too bad the Forest Service didn’t try to stop the proliferation of that nasty arundo donax. It looks a bit like bamboo, but is a non-native and very invasive plant. It spreads from roots beneath the soil and is extremely difficult to remove once it gets a good head start. It is also very thirsty, always grows where there is some water available.

  8. Been there so many times, the last time, I told my daughters, “we shouldn’t come here anymore, it’s just too depressing!”
    I can’t imagine how they enjoy destroying such a naturally beautiful place.

  9. Ann Hustis Ann Hustis says:

    Get busy and do it NOW

  10. jim says:

    Did any of you commenters actually read what the plan is for Bouquet Cyn Road?

    It will entail massive changes on the highway that connects Lake Hughes, Lake Elizabeth, Leona Valley, and Spunky Canyon to the Santa Clarita Valley.

    Not to mention the high-speed racers that use this highway to get to work in LA. And of course they use the same route to get home in those northern valleys.

    It ain’t going to be that way for quite a while. Fixing Bouquet Canyon Road is going to take a couple of years. You’d better make alternate choices if you expect to make it to work on time.

  11. Carol Nua says:

    Please proceed with this project to restore the creek habitat. Return the flow of water in the creek to what it should be! The previous solution of shutting down the flow to a mere trickle has punished ALL Bouquet homeowners who depend on their wells as the sole source of water not to mention what it has done to damage wildlife and plant life. Proceed!

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