UPPER TRUCKEE RIVER RESTORATION AND LAKE TAHOE GOLF COURSE RECONFIGURATION PROJECT

Summary

SCH Number
2022010207
Lead Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
UPPER TRUCKEE RIVER RESTORATION AND LAKE TAHOE GOLF COURSE RECONFIGURATION PROJECT
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Golf Course
Document Description
State Parks is proposing the Upper Truckee River Restoration and Lake Tahoe Golf Course Reconfiguration Project (Project), which includes geomorphic-based river restoration of the Upper Truckee River within the 169-acre Lake Valley State Recreation Area (LVSRA) and portions of Washoe Meadows State Park (WMSP). The purpose of the Project is to restore natural river hydrologic conditions, geomorphic processes, and ecological function to 1.8 miles of the Upper Truckee River, which will reduce erosion and therefore improve water quality in the Upper Truckee River and Lake Tahoe. The proposed restoration Project aims to achieve this goal by constructing a meandering river channel at a grade that would be connected with the floodplain. The present channel would be restored to a more natural, balanced condition that mimics portions of the historic channel, which in general involves actions that reverse past actions that altered the natural course, depth, and velocity of the river. To accomplish this river restoration, the Project also includes reconfiguration of the 135-acre, 18-hole regulation Lake Tahoe Golf Course within LVSRA to allow room for the river meanders and establish a greater buffer between the river and the golf course. Existing undersized bridges would be removed and replaced with floodplain spanning bridges, the golf course would be modernized with a new irrigation system, drought resistant turf, and new restroom facilities, among other improvements. A trail connecting from Highway 50 along the river into Washoe Meadows State Park would also be included.

Contact Information

Name
Cyndie Walck
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
South Lake Tahoe
Counties
El Dorado
Regions
Countywide
Cross Streets
SR-89 and Sawmill Road
Zip
94574
Total Acres
169
State Highways
89
Airports
Lake Tahoe Airport
Waterways
Upper Truckee River, Angora Creek, Saxon Creek
Other Location Info
The Project would be located within the LVSRA and portions of the 608-acre WMSP, both of which are located at approximately 6,280 feet above mean sea level in El Dorado County, California, approximately 4.5 miles south of Lake Tahoe near the intersection of US Highway 50 and Meadow Vale Drive.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State 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 Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan South Lake Tahoe Region 6 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), California Tahoe Conservancy, Department of General Services (DGS), 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)
Development Types
Other (RIVER RESTORATION AND LAKE TAHOE GOLF COURSE RECONFIGURATION)
Local Actions
Approval
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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