Stabilization work continues on Upper Truckee River

Release Date: Sep 8, 2017  

Contact(s): Public Affairs, Lisa Herron (530) 543-2815

[Image]: Forest Service Shield.SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) crews began stabilization work in mid-August along the Upper Truckee River (UTR) adjacent to the Lake Tahoe Airport.  Work began on the airport side of the new river channel and will continue on the neighborhood side of the river on Monday, September 11, 2017. 

“The Upper Truckee Reach 5 Restoration Project was nearly completed last fall when the winter storms rolled in and halted our work,” said Acting LTBMU Forest Supervisor, Teresa McClung.  “Additional stabilization measures to repair bank erosion and protect vulnerable areas along the former channel alignment are necessary following the high spring flows we experienced in the project area.”

Forest Service ground crews will use heavy equipment to complete the work.  For safety purposes, the public is advised to use caution around heavy equipment working near neighborhood trails in the meadow and neighborhood access routes. 

Stabilization work is expected to be completed by the end of September 2017.

The UTR Reach 5 Restoration Project was implemented in partnership with the California Tahoe Conservancy.  For more information on the project, visit

For questions about current stabilization work, please contact Theresa Cody, project manager, at (530) 545-2057.


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