The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency approved the next phase of restoration of the Upper Truckee River Wednesday, while also establishing the number of new homes it will allow to be built in the Lake Tahoe Basin for 2013.
The Upper Truckee Reach Five Restoration Project is fully funded and has received all the necessary permits to proceed, according to a statement from the TRPA. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer. It is one of several restoration projects along the river.
The TRPA also approved 86 residential allocations for the Lake Tahoe Basin this year. Performance measures met by each local jurisdiction in the basin in 2012 set the level of allocations at 86; six in Douglas County, 16 in Washoe County, 32 in El Dorado County, 13 in South Lake Tahoe and 19 in Placer County.
After approving the staff recommendation, the TRPA’s Governing Board directed staff to prepare a briefing on the historical creation of the residential allocation distribution program for the agency’s May 22 meeting.