Wind whips on an open snow-covered field in South Lake.
Decades ago the upper Truckee River Marsh was dredged and houses
built on half of it. Scott Caroll is with the California Tahoe
"What really happened is the remaining area then became
degraded, because the river is now oversized and channelized it has
dried the meadow out dramatically."
Restoring it means stopping the upper Truckee river from
pouring directly into the lake.
"We want to see that sediment-laiden water kind of spread
out among the marsh, among the wetland so that the sediment doesn't
reach the lake, but the sediment spreads and makes the area real
All of the proposals involve bulldozers in the marsh, filling
in channels, digging new ones and years of revegetation. Caroll
says all the changes would benefits the lake and wildlife.
"We want to make sure that they all have an area to kind
of grow and be happy."
Wednesday, Tahoe Regional
Planning Agency, 128 Market Street, Stateline, Nevada. The meeting
starts at 9:30, but details of the Upper Truckee River and Marsh
Restoration Project will not be heard until after 12:30.
On Thursday, the California
Tahoe Conservancy will hold public workshops on the project at the
Lake Tahoe Community College at 1 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe,
6-8:30 PM. The public can interact with staff members, learn about
the project, alternatives, where they are in the process and what