Truckee Meadows Restoration Project

HRS worked with the Truckee River Watershed Council (TRWC), Truckee Donner Land Trust, Truckee Tahoe Airport District, Truckee Donner Public Utilities District, and the Town of Truckee for this meadow restoration project.

Project Facts
  • Truckee River Watershed Council (TRWC)
  • Truckee, CA
  • Restoring 15 acres of wetland
  • Removing 7,000 CY of fill

The Challenge

The Truckee Meadows Restoration project (TMRP) restores hydrologic function and re-establishes the historic wetlands while also fixing the erosion issues downstream of the meadow to reduce sedimentation of the Truckee River.

The Solution

To restore hydrology and topography of the original 15-acre wetland, HRS removed 7,000 cubic yard of fill and dispersed flows. Two log weir features were installed along with a boulder outflow at the irrigation pond outlets. HRS graded the area to promote appropriate drainage with the stormwater basin and realign and blocked the ephemeral stream channel downstream of the meadow complex. The HRS team also planted native willows, realigned the stream to its natural state, and built a sustainable crossing for the road. A native seed mix was applied to the project site after the construction was complete.

What We Did

Our restoration expertise provides the right staff and equipment to meet permit requirements.

  • Native plant establishment
  • Backfill and compaction
  • Erosion control
  • Floodplain creation
  • Grading
  • Log weirs
  • Material staging
  • Meadow restoration

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