Lower Blackwood Creek Restoration Project
In the Lake Tahoe basin, the Lower Blackwood Creek restoration project was designed for minimizing fine sediment loading into Lake Tahoe. Water clarity in Lake Tahoe has been a concern for a number of years and this project is the final piece of a comprehensive interagency restoration effort within the Blackwood Creek watershed.
We are the contractor on this California Tahoe Conservancy (CTC) project to re-establish a new channel segment, create small floodplain areas to accommodate peak flows, create riffles and pools for fish habitat, establish riparian vegetation, and minimize sediment deposition into the lake by slowing flow velocities in the lower 2,000 feet of the creek before it enters Lake Tahoe.
Additionally, a stand of native aspen trees will be ‘released’ from overstory fir trees in an effort to return this creek stretch to more typical riparian cover.
Read more about the restoration of one of California’s premier watersheds in the Dudek Newsletter.
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