Benefits of the Santa Ana River Mainstem Project

by William L. Zaun,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


1. Need for additional flood control in Orange County. A. Orange County flood history. B. Increasing Population and development. C. Santa J River flood threat today. 2. How the Santa Axia River Mainstem Project will help Orange County. A. Flood control improvements. B. Flood insurance reductions. C. Enhanced natural habitats. D. Improved recreational facilities. 3. Responsibilities of the Orange County Flood Control District. A. Relocate Bridges—Pacific Coast Highway, Adams Ave. and Katella Ave. B. Relocate Utilities—sewer, gas and electric (powerlines at Seven Oaks) C. Right-of-way Acquisitions—l,000 acres at Seven Oaks plus borrow sites, Green River Golf Course, 13 parcels at Prado Basin. D. Coordination with cities and partnership with fellow sponsors. E. Coordinate changes in the floodplain with FEMA.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Floods | Project management | Recreational facilities | Insurance | Highway bridges | Construction management | History

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