Workshop focuses on Upper Truckee
The type of work needed to restore a 5-mile portion of the Upper Truckee River will be the topic of a workshop at the City Council Chambers on Monday.
The meeting will include results of environmental studies done on the section of river, from Highway 50 at Carrows Restaurant to Elks Club Drive.
“This is basically just a presentation of what we’ve come up with on the draft document,” said Tim Oliver, project manager from the Tahoe Resource Conservation District.
Public comments will be taken at the meeting. A final draft of the study is due to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation by Jan. 31.
The study looked at 837 acres: a 367-acre privately owned meadow, 235 acres owned by the California Tahoe Conservancy and 235 acres owned by the city of South Lake Tahoe under airport jurisdiction.
The project, combined with another study to be completed in 2004, will have analyzed about 12 miles of the Upper Truckee from Carrows to Christmas Valley for restoration.
The Upper Truckee is one of the largest tributaries of Lake Tahoe, which experts say is losing its clarity in part because of sediment and nutrient loading. The restoration work will aim to increase the river’s capacity to filter sediment and nutrients from its water before it flows into Tahoe.
There will be two meetings at City Council Chambers on Monday. The first will begin at 2 p.m. and is meant for public officials, but everyone is welcome to attend. The second meeting is a public workshop to begin at 6 p.m.
— Gregory Crofton can be reached at (530) 542-8045 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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