Upper Truckee restoration on public meeting agenda | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Upper Truckee restoration on public meeting agenda

Gregory Crofton

An environmental restoration plan for the section of the Upper Truckee River that runs through Lake Tahoe Golf Course will be discussed at a public meeting on Thursday.

Over the past 150 years the river has incised into the land 6 to 8 feet, causing meadows to dry up and letting sediment flow into Lake Tahoe. To address those erosion concerns, restoration work will likely require relocating some of the holes on the course.

The golf course is on land managed by California State Parks, which has a dual mission to provide recreation and protect natural and cultural resources.

“We’re going to talk about the goals of the project,” said Cynthia Walck, project manager for California State Parks. “If we actually do move the holes it would require park commission approval. We need to find a balance. I don’t know yet what that will be.”

Walck said she hopes to have a restoration plan chosen by winter, and have an environmental impact report done for the plan by the end of 2005.

Thursday’s meeting will take place inside the Lake Tahoe Golf Course clubhouse from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

– Gregory Crofton can be reached at (530) 542-8045 or by e-mail at gcrofton@tahoedailytribune.com

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