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Project: Carmen Watershed Restoration Project Phase II

Description: Funding for this Project will be used to complete the restoration of degraded meadows and riparian areas within the Carman Creek Watershed. This Project will restore connectivity to 6 miles of stream channel, increase groundwater storage, attenuate flood flows and improve summer flows from these meadow systems. Carman Creek Watershed is currently listed as the most severely deterioriated watershed in the Tahoe National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan and is not consistent with the plan's Riparian Management Objectives.

Reference Number: 3600BP1796015

Implemented By: Sierra Valley Resource Conservation Disctrict

Objective: Restore the natural hydrologic regime to Folchi Meadows and two other sites in the West Fork and East fork of Carman Creek. Restore connectivity to 6 miles of stream channels in the Carman Watershed. Increase wet and seasonally wet meadow habitatby 300 acres in Folchi Meadows. Increase carbon sequestration in the meadow. Restore 75 acres of riparian vegetation and floodplain function to Folchi and the east and west forks of Carman Creek. Restore habitat for Willow flycatcher. This area has been identified as a priority for restoration.

Type: Acquisition Fee Title

Total Cost: $562,977.48

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

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

Estimated Completion: 4/30/2020    Actual Completion: 4/16/2020

Associated Counties: Multiple

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Watershed Restoration4/16/2020$562,977.48

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Acquisition Fee TitleWildlife Corridor/Habitat Linkage300acres acquired

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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