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Project: Perazzo Meadows Restoration

Description: Perazzo Meadows, located along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, is a habitat-rich riparian and meadow system in the Little Truckee River Watershed. Perazzo Meadows consists of a series of wet meadows, the Upper, Middle, and Lower Perazzo Meadows, fed by the Litte Truckee River, Perazzo Canyon Creek, and Cold Stream. Perazzo Meadows has a long history of human disturbance including logging, grazing, roads, and historic dairy operations which began in the late 1800's. There are varying levels of severity of stream and meadow degradation from the headwaters all the way to the receiving waters of Stampede Reservoir. This agreement will fund the final project design, updating project permits, pre-project monitoring, and construction of the Lower Perazzo Meadow restoration, post-project monitoring, and outreach and education at all three Upper, Middle and Lower Perazzo Meadows.

Reference Number: 3600BP1596018

Implemented By: Truckee River Watershed Council

Objective: When completed, this restoration project will improve geomorphic and hydrologic function of the Lower Perazzo Meadows. The project will result in restoration of up to one mile of remnant mountain meadow channel, elimination of 0.8 miles of actively eroding stream channel, and improved hydrologic function across 75 acres.

Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $607,889.00

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 12/31/2019    Actual Completion: 4/17/2020

Associated Counties: Sierra

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Watershed Restoration10/14/2016$607,889.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationEcosystem: Lowland Floodplains and Bypassess75acres restored/assessed/managed

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description
Manage and Prepare for Dry PeriodsAction Description


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