Lake Tahoe EIP

P010: Improving Road Erosion Modeling for the LTB and Evaluating BMP Strategies for Fine Sediment Seduction at Watershed Scales

Project Number
04.01.01.0104
Action Priority
Conduct Applied Scientific Research
Implementers
U.S. Forest Service – Rocky Mountain Research Station
Primary Contact
Kimberly Caringer (kcaringer@trpa.org)
Stage
Completed
Duration
2007 - 2009
Science Program Conduct Applied Scientific Research
Reduce sediment entering Lake Tahoe by improving and validating the WEPP model applications for road management in the Lake Tahoe Basin. This includes: parameterize the WEPP model for the Lake Tahoe Basin, improve WEPP: Road interface for the Lake Tahoe basin, validate the WEPP model for the Lake Tahoe Basin, and develop a GIS-based quantitative approach to predict the sediment loading using WEPP and identify erosional "hot spots" from watershed-scale road network design that minimizes sediment production through BMP application and road decommissioning.

Key Accomplishments

Accomplishments to be provided upon completion of project

Threshold Categories

  • Water Quality

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