Bijou Area Erosion Control Project - Phase 1

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of South Lake Tahoe
Document Title
Bijou Area Erosion Control Project - Phase 1
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Residential, Commercial, Open Space, Recreation
Document Description
The proposed Project involves construction and operation of major storm water management improvements for the Bijou Creek watershed. One component of the Project is replacement of the bijou Creek culvert from Fairway Drive, beneath the Bijou Center, and to the outfall at Lake Tahoe. The new 7 - by 2.5-foot precast concrete double box culvert will replace the existing deteriorated system, improving flow conveyance and reliability. The proposed Project also includes construction of a storm water collection and treatment system for runoff from the urbanized Bijou Commercial Core. The new system consists of storm drains, treatment vaults, and a pumping station. Following pretreatment of storm water in the treatment vaults, the water would be pumped in a force main to a series of five infiltration basins located on U.S. Forest Service parcels (near Walkup Road, for storage and infiltration. The basins would not be specifically designed to overflow, but would be equipped with emergency outfalls. These outfalls would convey storm water to Bijou Meadow, where it would be dispersed through a series of grass-lined swales in an emergency overflow scenario.

Contact Information

Sarah Hussong-Johnson
Agency Name
City of South Lake Tahoe Planning Comission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


South Lake Tahoe
El Dorado
Cross Streets
Hwy 50 & Fairway Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 50
Bijou Creek & Lake Tahoe

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Water Facilities (Type Stormwater)
Local Actions
Utility Upgrade
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Protection Commission, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)

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