Alum Creek/ Steamboat Creek Watershed Remediation/Hawken Fire Restoration Effort
This project entails remediation of non-federal lands damaged by the Hawken Fire. Scope of work includes hydroseeding, removal of hazardous trees, construction of debris basins, clearing channels of burn debris, installation of gaging stations for flood early warning, and installation of fencing and signage. Erosion control efforts need to begin immediately before winter rain and snow impact the burn area.
This is supplemental funding in addition to the $100,000 approved by the Board in August. This request covers costs of additional wildlife habitat rehabilitation, erosion control, and temporary irrigation of hydroseeded burned areas.
Directly benefits water quality and the watershed of the Truckee River, thereby maintaining water quality to the intakes of TMWA’s water treatment facilities. Without remediation of the watershed damaged by the Hawken Fire, TMWA’s water treatment plants will be subject to increased sediment and turbidity loading which could adversely affect treatment.