Angora Creek restoration planned |

Angora Creek restoration planned

More than $3 million of restoration work is planned to restore a section of Angora Creek, which flows from Angora Peak into the Upper Truckee River, a major tributary to Lake Tahoe.

El Dorado County, the lead agency on the Environmental Improvement Program project, held its third public meeting at City Council chambers on Wednesday.

About 40 residents attended the meeting, and many were relieved to hear the environmental work would not permanently change View Circle, a road at Meyers the creek flows under.

“My take (on the) meeting (is that the people) left there satisfied and pleased,” said Bruce Lee, a county engineer working on the project. “The main issue people were concerned with was permanent closure (of the road). That’s not going to take place.”

The road may have to be close temporarily or reduced to a single lane while culverts are installed, Lee said.

A final environmental impact report on the project should be ready in December. Lee said another public meeting will be held then.

Work on the creek is not expected to begin until next September. The project, funded by California Tahoe Conservancy and the Bureau of Land Management, will reroute about a 2,000-foot length of the creek.

In 1998, California State Parks completed restoration work on a section of the creek downstream of the county’s proposed project. Right now, state parks is restoring another section of the creek that runs through Washoe Meadows State Park.

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