In The News: Placer County takes steps to protect Lake Tahoe as it awards water quality project in Kings Beach
July 15, 2023 | Member Submitted
Originally published in the Sierra Sun 07/15/2023, Submitted to Sun
KINGS BEACH, Calif. – In an effort to improve lake clarity and reduce sediment loading from roadway runoff to protect the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe, Placer County is moving forward with the construction of the transformative Lower Secline Water Quality project in Kings Beach.
The Placer County Board of Supervisors recently authorized a contract award of $580,951 to F.W. Carson Co. out of Incline Village, Nevada, for construction of this vital water quality improvement project – located on Secline Street south of state Route 28 and encompassing the western portion of Brockway Vista Avenue in the Kings Beach commercial core.
“We’re excited to see construction begin on this project because it’s vital for protecting the lake,” said Placer’s Public Works Deputy Director Rebecca Taber. “Both Secline Street and Brockway Vista Avenue are in poor condition and only about 200 feet from the lake, so sediment washes right down to the beach during major storms. This project will stabilize and protect exposed soil and provide treatment of this runoff to alleviate that concern.”