The Saxon Creek Aquatic Organism Passage Project, Phase 2, is a follow up project to Phase 1 completed in 2018 which replaced a failing road culvert with a bridge and realigned and restored 140 feet of channel upstream of the Fountain Place Road. Phase 2 will build upon Phase 1 of the Project by restoring and additional 360 foot section of channel downstream from the Fountain Place road crossing and performing adaptive management on the upstream section of the channel to achieve hydrologic and geomorphic continuity and provide for suitable passage conditions for the target aquatic species through the entire restored reach.

Project Goals

  • Restore a channel with morphology appropriate for the position in the watershed;
  • Restore channel morphology that successfully provides fish passage for the target species over a range of flows;
  • Longitudinal hydrologic continuity: Restore an alluvial channel with energy grade appropriate for the position in the watershed and expected range of streamflow up to an approximate 100-year flood;
  • Lateral hydrologic continuity: Restore an active low-flow channel that exhibits hydrologic connectivity with a floodplain under bankfull flows and has a floodplain width that is comparable to reference reach conditions, and;
  • Design a restored channel that enables flood conveyance of the predicted 100-year flood.


BIDS WANTED FOR STREAM RESTORATION: Sealed proposals will be received in the office of the Nevada Tahoe Conservation District at 400 Dorla Court, PO Box 915, Zephyr Cove, Nevada 89448-0915 or via email to, until 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 for the “SAXON CREEK AQUATIC ORGANISM PASSAGE PROJECT, EL DORADO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA”. Project Contract Work under this contract includes the construction of stream restoration improvements including, but not limited to: excavation, fill placement, and grading, rock and wood placement, tree removal, dewatering, temporary erosion control, revegetation of disturbed lands, disposal of excess material, and site cleanup. An optional pre-bid meeting will be held at 10:00 AM on July 27th, 2022 at Saxon Creek Bridge Crossing on Forest Service Road 1201. Bid Documents may be obtained at no cost at or at the Nevada Tahoe Conservation District Office by appointment by contacting Meghan Kelly, (775) 586-1610.


Topic: Saxon Creek Bid Opening
Time: Aug 9, 2022 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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