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Cave Rock Estates GID Stormwater System


Named after Cave Rock on the east shore of Lake Tahoe, Cave Rock Estates was developed in the 1960s. Approximately 110 properties were originally developed with 80 private parcels still remaining today. Cave Rock Estates is an important focus area for the Community Watershed Partnership since it is steep and hydrologically directly connected to Lake Tahoe.

 

Cave Rock Estates BasinIn 1990 and 2003, the Cave Rock Estates Erosion Control Project and the Cave Rock Estates Slope Protection Project installed treatments to control the sediment load that comes from this area. Slope stabilization and conveyance systems were created to move the bulk of Cave Rock Estates stormwater runoff to a bed filter at the bottom of the subdivision where is it treated. It then joins with Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) stormwater, and is sent through two deep sediment traps before entering Lake Tahoe.

 

The bed filter is now 22 years old and at the end of its operational life. It was designed prior to the identification of fine sediment particles (sub-16 µm sediment) as the target pollutant in the Lake Tahoe TMDL Program. NTCD and Cave Rock Estates GID have been working together on a plan to retrofit the existing bed filter to be more effective at fine sediment particle removal. This area-wide strategy is a new model for stormwater management and is paving the way for larger, more community based systems in the Basin.

 

The Cave Rock Estates GID Stormwater System Retrofit Project was implemented in the summer of 2014 and a Phase 2 was implemented in Summer 2016 to improve the direction of runoff into the treatment area. The project is working well since installation. 

 

Although the focus of this project is stormwater catchment, NTCD realizes there are other community scale resource issues that are of importance in Cave Rock Estates. Through the Community Watershed Partnership, NTCD hopes to determine other concerns and work with the community to find solutions.

NTCD is looking for comments or questions on this or other concerns in your neighborhood. Please consider taking a minute of your time and give us input HERE on what you think is needed in your neighborhood. These comments are submitted anonymously, so please include your email if you would like a response.