Lake Tahoe EIP

Highway 50 Water Quality Improvement Project Phase I

Project Number
01.01.01.0051
Action Priority
Reduce Stormwater Pollution From: Roads and Highways, Forest Roads, Public and Private Parcels
Implementers
Nevada Department of Transportation
Primary Contact
Chris Holman (cholman@dot.nv.gov)
Stage
Completed
Duration
? - 2012
Stormwater Management Program Reduce Stormwater Pollution From: Roads and Highways, Forest Roads, Public and Private Parcels
The project area is comprised of three discontinuous segments from Cave Rock to the US 50/SR 28 intersection. Significant cut slopes exist throughout the project area and contribute a significant amount of sediment to stormwater. Slope stabilization options such as revegetation and soil/rock nailing and refacing will be evaluated through the alternative design process. In addition, facilities for the conveyance and treatment of stormwater will be evaluated and designed. The first phase of the project includes the stabilization of four cut slopes which were prioritized due to their sediment production and connectivity to stream systems.

Key Accomplishments

  • Miles of Roads Decommissioned or Retrofitted: 0.6 miles

Threshold Categories

  • Scenic Resources
  • Soil Conservation
  • Water Quality
Revegetated Slopes along Highway 50 near Spooner Summit
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Credit: NDOT Revegetated Slopes along Highway 50 near Spooner Summit

Location