Lake Tahoe EIP

Griff Creek Stream Habitat Restoration

Project Number
01.02.01.0026
Action Priority
Restore Priority Meadows, Wetlands, and Lake Tahoe Tributaries
Implementers
Placer County, CA
Primary Contact
Kansas McGahan (kmcgahan@placer.ca.gov)
Stage
Completed
Duration
2010 - 2017
Watershed Restoration Program Restore Priority Meadows, Wetlands, and Lake Tahoe Tributaries
Griff Creek is located within the Griff Creek watershed in Kings Beach along the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Due to development in the urbanized area of Kings Beach, the once braided stream channel system with natural flood control zones has been forced into a single channel that has resulted in significant bank erosion and incised channels. The purpose of the project is to improve the water quality in the Griff Creek watershed within the residential area of Kings Beach by preventing further stream degradation, installing water quality enhancement features, and restoring stream environmental zones where feasible.

Key Accomplishments

  • Acres of Habitat Protected: 0.15 acres
  • Linear Feet of Stream Channel Restored or Enhanced: 850 lf
  • Miles of Roads Decommissioned or Retrofitted: 0.55 miles

Threshold Categories

  • Fisheries
  • Soil Conservation
  • Vegetation Preservation
  • Water Quality
Construction completed during summer 2016
(Timing: During) (~2,674 KB)
Credit: K. McGahan Construction completed during summer 2016

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