Upper Truckee River Emergency Bank Stabilization


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Upper Truckee River Emergency Bank Stabilization
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Perform emergency stabilization work to arrest bank erosion along a section of the Upper Truckee River in Lake Valley State Recreation Area to protect critical infrastructure from damage and to prevent the possibility of a downstream bridge washing out. Significant bank erosion occurred due to high water flows during the winter of 2023, and similar flows this winter could cause further, more significant damage. Work will use a handheld pneumatic post driver to drive 6-inch diam. x 15 ft. long steel pipes directly into the bank, to an embedded depth of up to 6-ft. and place logs behind the steel posts, in lifts and staggered, to ensure a stable and compact revetment structure. Lifts will continue until the log material matches the existing golf course river terrace elevation.

Contact Information

Joel Bonilla
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Environmental Coordinator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


El Dorado
Northern California
Cross Streets
Highway 50 / Meadow Vale Road
State Highways
Highway 50
Upper Truckee River
Other Location Info
Project is located within Lake Valley State Recreation Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section: 15269
Reasons for Exemption
The project will maintain, repair, restore, demolish, or replace property or facilities damaged or destroyed as a result of a disaster in a disaster-stricken area in which a state of emergency has been proclaimed by the Governor pursuant to the California Emergency Services Act, commencing with Section 8550 of the Government Code.


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