Lake Tahoe EIP

Bijou Area Erosion Control Project - Phase 1

Project Number
01.01.01.0019
Action Priority
Reduce Stormwater Pollution From: Roads and Highways, Forest Roads, Public and Private Parcels
Implementers
City of South Lake Tahoe
Primary Contact
Stan Hill (shill@cityofslt.us)
Stage
Completed
Duration
? - 2014
Stormwater Management Program Reduce Stormwater Pollution From: Roads and Highways, Forest Roads, Public and Private Parcels
The Bijou Area Erosion Control Project - Phase 1 will treat stormwater runoff from the Bijou commercial area, adjacent to Lake Tahoe. The Bijou Commercial Core is 47 acres of nearly 100% impervious area, including US Highway 50, commercial properties, and City roads. Project construction includes: (1) Construction of a regional treatment system for Commercial Core runoff which will be pumped through an underground force main to infiltration basins in the upper watershed; and (2) Replacement of the Bijou Creek storm drain system that conveys storm water runoff from the 1,300-acre Bijou Creek watershed, through the Commercial Core, to Lake Tahoe.

Key Accomplishments

  • Miles of Roads Decommissioned or Retrofitted: 0.54 miles

Threshold Categories

  • Scenic Resources
  • Soil Conservation
  • Vegetation Preservation
  • Water Quality
Bijou Project Sign near Fairway Drive
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Credit: TRPA Bijou Project Sign near Fairway Drive

Location