Upper Truckee River Restoration Project, Middle Reaches 3 and 4

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Summary

SCH Number
2008012063
Lead Agency
South Lake Tahoe, City of (City of South Lake Tahoe)
Document Title
Upper Truckee River Restoration Project, Middle Reaches 3 and 4
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
7/14/2008
Present Land Use
Open Space, Zoning and General Plan Designation- PAS 095 Trout/Cold Creek PAS 100 Truckee Marsh and PAS 116 Airport.

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Game is executing a Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2008-0129-R2 pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to the project applicant, City of South Lake Tahoe. The purpose of the project is for restoration of the river, stream environment zone and wildlife habitat within Middle Reaches 3 and 4 of the Upper Truckee River. The Upper Truckee River is the largest tributary into Lake Tahoe. The natural river channel has been significantly altered by urban, airport, and recreational development throughout the Upper Truckee River watershed. The objectives of the project are to improve natural function of the channel, increase overbank flow frequency, and deposit sediment into the floodplain more frequently. Controlling the flow and gradient, protecting the stream banks and designing to allow the river to overtop its banks during peak periods will have many benefits including: reduced velocities, more frequent flooding of the meadow during high flows, improved riparian and meadow vegetation, higher groundwater, more productive fisheries, improved macroinvertebrate populations and terrestrial wildlife habitat, and a reduction in fine sediment transport during overbanking events. The project strategy is to construct approximately 4,000 feet of new sinuous channel in the airport fill to restore ecosystem processes, create a more natural channel and floodplain form, and help to reduce bank erosion. A new floodplain will be constructed in the airport reach by excavating the existing fill east of the airport fence line. The total area of disturbance proposed within the project area is approximately 27.6 acres.

Contact Information
Gary L. Hobgood
California Department of Fish and Game
North Central Region 1701 Nimbus Road, Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95670

Phone : (916) 983-6920

Location

Cities
South Lake Tahoe
Counties
El Dorado
Cross Streets
Airport Road and Highway 50
Zip
96150
Total Acres
277
State Highways
50, 89
Airports
Lake Tahoe Airport
Waterways
Lake Tahoe, Upper Truckee River, Trout Creek
Township
12N
Range
18E
Section
9
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Fish and Game
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
1052 Tata Lane South Lake Tahoe, CA

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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