Laguna Creek Restoration Project

Special Announcement


The next public meeting presentations are scheduled for:

  • Planning Commission on Tuesday, March 2
  • Park and Recreation Commission on Monday, March 15 
  • Town Council on Wednesday, March 24      

Due to COVID restrictions, the meetings will occur via Zoom Webinar -  Webinar links to follow.

Please see the Town’s Agenda & Minutes for additional information. 


The Town of Moraga will be hosting a presentation and community workshop on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 6:00 pm for the design of the Laguna Creek Restoration Project. Staff is seeking the public's input on this important project. Due to COVID restrictions, the meeting will occur via a Zoom Webinar. The Project project consists of removing an eight-foot diameter underground culvert and creating a natural channel in its place. The project location is at the Hacienda near the Pavilion building, where historic flooding has occurred at the culvert. The workshop will consist of an update on the design effort and schedule, followed by a facilitated workshop to elicit community feedback into various aspects of the design. 

Laguna Creek Restoration Project

The proposed Laguna Creek Restoration Project (Project) would daylight the creek at the Town-owned Hacienda de las Flores property (Hacienda) at 2100 Donald Drive.  The Project consists of removing an underground 8-foot diameter corrugated metal pipe (CMP) culvert near the Pavilion building (Pavilion) and restoring the creek to a natural channel in its place in order to provide improved flood protection for the Pavilion and other adjacent facilities at the Hacienda. The area around the Pavilion has been subject to flooding over the years as the culvert is not adequately sized to handle large peak flows.

During the 2005-2006 winter storms, heavy rains caused Laguna Creek to rise and flow over the banks in the vicinity of the Pavilion. This resulted in significant damage, including damage to the wooden footbridge, a wrought iron gate, more than 200 feet of chain link fence, walkways, and banks of the creek bend were washed away.  The creek slope failed resulting in damages to the facilities causing flooding within the Pavilion.  The retaining walls, headwalls, wing walls, and banks were washed out and damaged.  

On December 11, 2013, the Town accepted as completed the Laguna Creek Wall Repair and Bank Stabilization Project that repaired previous flood damage, but did not increase the storm water capacity of the existing undersized CMP culvert along the Pavilion, which remains in FEMA flood zone and is susceptible to flooding.

On July 7, 2020, the Town solicited for technical proposals and associated qualifications (RFP/Q) for environmental and engineering design services for the Laguna Creek Restoration and Flood Protection Project (Project). The following RFP/Q documents are available below:

On July 8, 2020, staff provided Council with an update on project progress and available grant funding. The following project documents from this Council Meeting are available below: 

A planned project update and recommendations for the project is tentatively planned for the October 28, 2020 Town Council meeting. For additional information please see the Town of Moraga Town Council Agenda web pages at: