Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2004 10:53:33 -0700
Subject: creek clarification clarification
From: Mark Brest van Kempen <>
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Dear Mr Chapman,

I am completely taken aback by your "clarification". It is simply wrong. The headwater of Chimes creek that is on and above the Leona Quarry property flows year round and in fact is flowing through your pipes right now. Just to be absolutely sure on this point, I hiked down from Ridgemont on 6/29/04 after I received your email. I found the creek to be indeed flowing as the attached pictures indicate.

This section of chimes creek is quite lovely and should serve as a model for what you could take advantage of as a daylighted creek feature through your development. It would help dissipate energy from the water flow in the storm systems, screen the sound of Highway 580, and increase the aesthetic appeal of the development.

But apparently you didn’t know that it was there.

I would suggest that you familiarize yourself more thoroughly with the site on which you are building. And if your knowledge of the site is based on information from your hydrologist, I would recommend getting one that can tell if a creek is dry or flowing.

Thank you,
Mark Brest van Kempen