City Report on SITR Initiative: Water Quality and Hydro-Modification Impacts

Thursday, August 14, 2014

As required by California Elections Code §9212, the City of Escondido has issued an independent report on SITR’s initiative. Here is what it concluded about the initiative’s water quality and hydro-modification impacts:
 

Water Quality and Hydro-Modification Impacts

The project proposed by the SITR Initiative drains to San Marcos Creek which discharges into Lake San Marcos and ultimately into Batiquitos Lagoon.  San Marcos Creek is listed as impaired for DDE,145 phosphorous, selenium and sediment toxicity. Lake San Marcos is listed as impaired for Ammonia as N and Nutrients.  Because a Water Quality Technical Report has not been provided by the project proponent, the effectiveness of the proposed detention ponds to treat or retain pollutants in the water cannot be confirmed. (City of Escondido Elections Code Report page 34)

The report summarizes the history of the Country Club area, SITR’s involvement, and the impacts SITR’s proposed development would have on the community.

The entire 36-page report can be viewed online here:  City of Escondido Elections Code Report

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