Granite Lakes Estates

Rocklin, California

Foothill Associates provided regulatory permitting and biological services for the 80-acre Granite Lakes Estates residential development in Rocklin, California. The development consists of single family homes, open space, and a bicycle/ pedestrian trail along Secret Ravine.

 

Foothill Associates prepared U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit as required by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA); Water Quality Certification pursuant to CWA Section 401; and Streambed Alteration Agreement pursuant to the California Department of Fish and Game Code Section 1600. Foothill Associates prepared an Open Space Preserve Operation and Management (O&M) Plan for the 13-acre open space preserve as a condition of the Corps permit. The O&M plan is a long-term management plan for the preserved or mitigation wetlands and restoration areas, and the recordation of a Conservation Easement over these areas to protect them from further development.

 

An inactive granite quarry on the site will be used as a detention basin to help with storm water runoff to Secret Ravine. Foothill prepared the detention basin management plan in response to mitigation requirements of the project’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and described maintenance issues as they relate to the National Discharge Pollution Elimination System permit, human and wildlife health concerns, and water quality.

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An inactive granite quarry on the site is planned for use as a detention basin to help with storm water runoff to Secret Ravine.