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January 19, 2012
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Streamlined process started for storm-damaged piers and boathouses

LAKE TAHOE — In response to recent high-wind events, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency has instituted a streamlined process to help homeowners make repairs to wind and wave-damaged shoreline structures at Lake Tahoe, according to a Wednesday statement.

“We’re concerned that recent high winds in the Lake Tahoe Basin may have caused damage to structures in the Lake including piers, boathouses and shoreline protective structures,” said TRPA Shorezone Coordinator Ken Kasman in the statement. “We want to work with property owners who need to stabilize these structures and avoid further deterioration that could potentially compromise Lake Tahoe’s water quality.”

A declaration form for property owners who have sustained storm damage to boathouses and piers is available at and will remain in effect through the winter season. Activities which result in expansions, additions or modifications to existing structures will not be considered through this streamlined process and should utilize the regular shorezone project application processes instead, according to the statement.

Shorezone property owners who have questions, or who wish to initiate the streamlined declaration process, are encouraged to contact Kasman at 775-589-5253 or

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jan 19, 2012 06:37PM Published Jan 19, 2012 06:34PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.