Stream Restoration Project
The estimated $135,000 project will be paid for out of the city’s stormwater utility fee, created in 2005, he said. Envision Ecology of Ringgold, Georgia, will be doing the work. The company, though small, has done more than 40,000 square feet of streambank restoration, according to senior partner and ecologist Bill Phillips.
“Some problems along the stream are relatively easy to fix,” said
Phillips. “Not all of it needs to be restored, but what does needs to be done quickly or we’re going to be losing the greenway trail. We don’t want to lose the trail; it’s a great amenity.”
Lake Tahoe Levels Above Natural Rim
In two days, Lake Tahoe gained 8.7 billion gallons of water, thanks to the intense winter storms hitting California. Overall, the lake has gained 40 billion gallons of water since January 1, and with more storms coming in, it could gain even more water.
The 191-square-mile lake has a natural rim of 6,223 feet. Last year, it reached a low of 6,222.1 feet; after the storms, it has risen to 6,225 feet.