Lake Tahoe EIP

Upper Bijou Park Creek Restoration Project

Project Number
01.01.01.0184
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
Planning/Design
Duration
2016 - 2025
Stormwater Management Program Reduce Stormwater Pollution From: Roads and Highways, Forest Roads, Public and Private Parcels
Bijou Park Creek watershed is one of the most urbanized within the Lake Tahoe Basin, including encroachment of impervious coverage (buildings, parking lots, and roads) into historic stream environment zones (SEZs). The watershed-scale effort will address fine sediment particle and nutrient loading associated with urban and roadway runoff while seeking to alleviate flooding with SEZ restoration. The planning and design will consider opportunities to address the alteration of the upper watershed when large amount of fill that created the Heavenly California Lodge parking lot inadvertently altered drainage patterns in the watershed, routing new runoff into the constrained conveyance system.

Key Accomplishments

Accomplishments to be provided upon completion of project

Threshold Categories

  • Soil Conservation
  • Water Quality
2/7/2017 Flooding on Shirley Ave (3593 Shirley)
(Timing: Before) (~2,948 KB)
Credit: Jason Burke 2/7/2017 Flooding on Shirley Ave (3593 Shirley)

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