Lake Forest Erosion Control

Affiliation(s)PIProject periodFunded by
DHS Heyvaert, Alan C. 07/01/2007 - 10/31/2009 Nevada Tahoe Conservation District

Project Description

Placer County has developed a preferred alternative for this project that includes many erosion and hydrologic control components. A main part of the preferred alternative is to restore Lake Forest Creek and part of Polaris Creek to their historic channel location through the Lake Forest meadow. Also included in this alternative are various storm water facilities to control and treat road run off from the commercial core along Lake Forest Road. Limited information is currently available pertaining to pollutant type and loads delivered to Lake Tahoe from both creeks and runoff from the commercial area. In order to obtain information on water quality, monitoring shall take place which will include a collaborative effort between the Nevada Tahoe Conservation District, Desert Research Institute, Placer County, California Tahoe Conservancy, and the Tahoe Resource Conservation District. Data collected from this monitoring effort will aid in the final design of the Lake Forest EIP Project and quantify the effectiveness of the implemented best management practices (BMPs) on a project scale.