Bijou Park Creek Watershed Restoration Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of South Lake Tahoe
Document Title
Bijou Park Creek Watershed Restoration Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Residential, Recreation, and Tourist Center

Document Description
The Bijou Park Creek Watershed is an approximately 850-acre watershed that extends from Heavenly Mountain Resort (California Base Lodge) in the upper watershed down to the connection to Lake Tahoe at the Ski Run Marina, encompassing upper Ski Run Boulevard, residential neighborhoods along Glenwood and Blackwood Avenues, and the Bijou Elementary School. The natural watershed has been significantly altered with the construction of the Heavenly California base lodge and parking lot, residential and commercial development between Pioneer Trail and Highway 50, and the creation of the Ski Run Marina at the terminus of the watershed. Urban development within stream environment zone (SEZ) areas has exacerbated localized flooding issues. The Project includes a series of stormwater and SEZ restoration improvements that would be constructed throughout the eastern portion of the City of South Lake Tahoe. The project includes restoration activities in two sections of Bijou Park Creek and various stormwater conveyance and treatment upgrades to achieve the Project objectives of improving water quality, reducing nuisance flooding, and restoring function of the Bijou Park Creek SEZ. The Project has been designed to address pollutant loading in urban runoff, including fine sediment particles and nutrients, that contributes to the impairment of Lake Tahoe’s clarity and must be reduced in accordance with the Lake Tahoe Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program.

Contact Information
Jason Burke
City of South Lake Tahoe
Lead/Public Agency
1740 D Street
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Phone : (530) 542-6038

City of South Lake Tahoe, Public Works Department
Project Applicant


38°56'21"N 119°15'18"W
South Lake Tahoe
El Dorado
Cross Streets
Ski Run Boulevard, Pioneer Trail, Blackwood, Needle Peak Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Bijou Elmenetary School
Lake Tahoe, Bijou Park Creek
Other Location Info
General area is the 850 acre Bijou Park Creek Watershed

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Watershed Restoration and Stormwater Improvements)
Local Action
Design Review Other
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan South Lake Tahoe Region 6 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) California Tahoe Conservancy Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA)


Environmental Document
Bijou Park Creek ECD appendices C - E   PDF 6824 K Bijou Park Creek ECD appendix A - 30 Percent Plans   PDF 31920 K Bijou Park Creek ECD appendix B   PDF 37483 K Bijou Park Creek Environmental Compliance Document 09302020   PDF 5084 K Bijou Park Creek Summary Form   PDF 264 K Draft MND for Bijou Park Creek Watershed Restoration Project, 093020   PDF 75 K NOA-NOI for BPCWR ECD-MND, 093009   PDF 1627 K
BijouParkCreekNOC-signed   PDF 231 K

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