Lake Tahoe EIP

Meyers Stream Environment Zone/Erosion Control Project

Project Number
01.01.01.0071
Action Priority
Reduce Stormwater Pollution From: Roads and Highways, Forest Roads, Public and Private Parcels
Implementers
El Dorado County, CA
Primary Contact
Donaldo Palaroan (donaldo.palaroan@edcgov.us)
Stage
Implementation
Duration
2010 - 2021
Stormwater Management Program Reduce Stormwater Pollution From: Roads and Highways, Forest Roads, Public and Private Parcels
This project aims to restore approximately nine acres of stream environment zone (SEZ) partially through the reconnection of Meyers Creek to its floodplain. In the 1960’s, Meyers Creek was channelized linearly along the border of the SEZ to make way for urban development. The parcel is located on Santa Fe Road at the west end of Pioneer Trail in Meyers. By reconnecting the creek to its floodplain to restore wetland processes. The project will also have greenhouse gas reductions, groundwater recharge, flood control, water efficiency, possible regional treatment systems, and recreation. This project treats 5 miles of roadways through source control and hydrologic design.

Key Accomplishments

  • Acres of Habitat Restored or Enhanced: 0.84 acres
  • Acres of SEZ Restored or Enhanced: 3.5 acres
  • Impervious Coverage Retired: 2,345 sq ft
  • Miles of Street Sweeping: 1 miles

Threshold Categories

  • Recreation
  • Soil Conservation
  • Water Quality
Completed infiltrating sediment basin.
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Credit: El Dorado County Completed infiltrating sediment basin.

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