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Project: Trout Creek Restoration Reaches 4 and 5

Description: Trout Creek has been dramatically altered by past land uses and lacks consistent morphological characteristics typical of natural stream systems. Funding for this project will be used to restore natural geomorphic function and create a functioning riparian corridor on lower Trout Creek, reduce fine sediment loads into the channel, improve water quality, enhance aquatic habitat, provide 100-year flood protection, and improve the recreational and aesthetic value of lower Trout Creek by integrating the stream and riparian restoration project with recreational opportunities.

Reference Number: 3600BQ2096011

Implemented By: Town of Truckee

Objective: This project will 1) Restore approximately 2,000 linear feet of stream channel, 2) Create approximately 3.7 acres of quality floodplain and wetland areas, 3) Create 2.5 acres of wet meadow and riparian habitat, 4) Create .7 acres of upland buffer habitat, 5) Stabilize in-stream temperatures, 6) Improve terrestrial habitats, and 7) Reduce flooding risks in Trout Creek.

Type: Restoration, Recreation/Access/Interpretation, Monitoring

Total Cost: $2,310,000.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 3/15/2024    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties:

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Watershed Restoration11/1/2020$2,310,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationEcosystem: Riparian Habitat2.5acres restored/assessed/managed
RestorationEcosystem: Shallow Water/ Marsh/ Wetland Habitat3.7acres restored/assessed/managed
RestorationEcosystem: Upland Habitat0.7acres restored/assessed/managed
RestorationRiver Channel Restoration2000acres restored/assessed/managed
Recreation/Access/InterpretationInterpretive Enhancements  
MonitoringAt-risk Species Monitoring/Assessment  
MonitoringWater and Sediment Quality  

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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