Restoration of Riparian Vegetation in a Channel at Sapphire Ridge in Chalk Creek Watershed
This project involves riparian re-vegetation of a portion of the Chalk Creek-called Rainbow Creek. Upper sections of this sub-watershed have been restored but the lower section remains problematic. This project includes identification of the problem with soil and water sampling with re-vegetation with riparian species selected for the site characteristics.
Directly benefits water quality and the watershed of the Truckee River by reducing sediment and turbidity load to the river, thereby improving and maintaining water quality to the intakes of TMWA’s water treatment facilities.