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San Diego’s Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Restoration Project to Address Systemic Flooding Passes Council Committee

  • 2021-06-17T15:00:00.000+0000
  • Author: Melanie Cohn

Following the May 12th Coastal Commission approval of San Diego’s Waterways Maintenance Program, the long-term plan to address flooding faced by life science companies in Sorrento Valley took another step forward on May 28th. San Diego City Council’s Environment Committee unanimously supported the implementation of the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Restoration Project, which is intended to mitigate flooding. Construction is expected to start mid-2022 and includes wetland and habitat creation and water quality mitigation.

Biocom CA has been engaged on this issue for many years – anytime there is so much as a minor rain event, our member facilities in Sorrento Valley, particularly along Roselle Street, face major water intrusion. Businesses in this area have invested millions in flood prevention measures; all the same they continue to monitor rain levels that can overtake flood barriers, threatening electrical systems and employee safety.

The city’s plan to restore the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon will require major funding and multiple permitting efforts. Biocom CA continues to assist in advancing this plan to address systemic flooding issues.