Lake Tahoe EIP

Rosewood Creek Restoration - Middle Reach (Area A)

Project Number
01.02.01.0025
Action Priority
Restore Priority Meadows, Wetlands, and Lake Tahoe Tributaries
Implementers
Nevada Tahoe Conservation District
Primary Contact
Meghan Kelly (mkelly@ntcd.org)
Stage
Post-Implementation
Duration
2009 - 2016
Watershed Restoration Program Restore Priority Meadows, Wetlands, and Lake Tahoe Tributaries
This stream restoration project included the construction of a new channel along 90 percent of this reach to improve riparian functions, reduce stream velocities during high flows, improve forest health with selective tree thinning, and improve fish habitat by removing obstructions. The new channel was engineered to prevent further bed and bank erosion, reconnect the stream to the surrounding floodplain, and promote reestablishment of viable fish populations in Rosewood Creek by improving the stream geometry.

Key Accomplishments

  • Acres of Forest Fuels Reduction Treatment: 5.25 acres
  • Acres of Habitat Restored or Enhanced: 5.25 acres
  • Acres of SEZ Restored or Enhanced: 5.25 acres
  • Acres Treated for Invasive Species: 5.25 acres
  • Linear Feet of Stream Channel Restored or Enhanced: 2,100 lf

Threshold Categories

  • Fisheries
  • Soil Conservation
  • Vegetation Preservation
  • Water Quality
Former channel filled and revegetated - May 2016
(Timing: After) (~2,904 KB)
Credit: NTCD Former channel filled and revegetated - May 2016

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