Angora Fire Effects and Restoration Water Quality Monitoring

Affiliation(s)PIProject periodFunded by
DHS Heyvaert, Alan C. 10/01/2007 - 09/30/2009 Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board

Project Description

Between June 24 and July 10, 2007, the Angora Fire burned approximately 3,100 acres in the Tahoe Basin. The effects of this fire have the potential to significantly increase sediment and nutrient loading to Lake Tahoe. The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board and other Tahoe agency representatives have identified the need to mitigate adverse impacts from the fire and monitor the effects on water quality and subsequent restoration efforts. A multi-agency partnership has been formed to complete the work. The portion of the project to be completed by the Lahontan Water Board includes active treatment of Angora Creek flows, supplemental cleaning and maintenance of storm drain systems within and adjacent to the fire area, and monitoring and reporting of the fire effects.