Lake Elsinore approves contract to design drainage fix for ‘Avenues’ neighborhood

A slide presented to the Lake Elsinore City Council explains the drainage improvements needed in the “Avenues” neighborhood. Currently, the area shaded in blue is an unmitigated watershed that can result in flooding, city engineer Remon Habib told the City Council. Valley News/Lake Elsinore photo
The Lake Elsinore City Council awarded a $169,000 contract Tuesday, Oct. 13, to design drainage improvements for a city neighborhood that has a history of problems with runoff from a nearby hillside. Adams Streeter Civil Engineers will provide engineering services to evaluate and design improvements in the “Avenues” area, wedged between Lakeshore and Auto Center drives southeast of downtown Lake Elsinore. City engineer Remon Habib told the City Council that currently, the watershed of the hills north of the neighborhood “currently is unmitigated and just dumps right down Avenue 2.” That drainage not only impacts existing pavement, “but also the degree to which the water flows and the debris that comes down from the hills is a nuisance to the people that live in the area,
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