Trout Creek Restoration Project
The Engineering Division is working on the development of plans for the Trout Creek Restoration Project, which would restore Trout Creek from its I-80 undercrossing east of Bridge Street, under Donner Pass Road, past the Lumber Yard, through the Railyard Development area, and to the Union Pacific Railroad right of way line, which is immediately north of the Truckee River.
The purpose of restoring Trout Creek is as follows:
- Restore natural function of creek.
- Improve ecological value by creating riparian and aquatic habitat.
- Improve water quality by managing local water runoff.
- Provide flood protection.
- Improve recreational and aesthetic value of creek.
The Town retained a consultant to prepare preliminary (30%) design plans for the restoration project. The preliminary plans for the restoration are shown below.
Trout Creek Restoration Project - 30% Plans. Note, these design plans are preliminary and subject to change.
Waterways Consulting, Inc. is now under contract to complete the final design of one or more reaches of the project.
Trout Creek Restoration Project Mitigated Negative Declaration
As part of the review process, the Town has conducted environmental review consistent with the California Environmental Act (CEQA). The Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) may be viewed using the links below:
Initial Study/Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration
Reach 3 Construction
Construction of Reach 3 (adjacent it Trout Creek between Donner Pass Road and the east end of the Lumber Yard property) is complete. Landscaping has been installed and the project is being monitored for success.
Trout Creek Restoration - Reach 3 2011 Monitoring Report
Trout Creek Restoration - Reach 3 2012 Monitoring Report
Trout Creek Restoration Prop 50 IRWM Grant Report
If you have any questions regarding the Trout Creek Restoration Project, please contact Becky Bucar or Todd Landry.