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Forest Service to Hold Additional Meeting on Incline Lake Dam

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From U.S. Forest Service:

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit has scheduled an additional project open house to discuss the proposed removal of the Incline Lake Dam on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Homewood Suites, 5450 Kietzke Lane, Reno, Nev. 89511.   
The Forest Service is seeking public input on a proposal to remove the Incline Lake dam and restore the surrounding area.  The Forest Service purchased the 777-acre Incline Lake parcel in 2008.  During the acquisition process, a site investigation and assessment determined that the Incline Lake dam and spillway do not meet federal, state or local standards for a high-hazard dam (designated as such due to downstream development).

The Forest Service is proposing to remove the major dam and spillway and recontour the area to match adjacent contours and grades.  The minor dam would be converted to a low-water crossing.  The project goal would be to restore the groundwater-dependent ecosystem in 30 acres disturbed by the dam, which over 15-20 years would become a system of small- to medium sized ponds, fens and marsh.  In the short-term, the project activities would ensure the stability of the site.  The Forest Service would implement the project in summer 2015.
Comments during this initial round of public input will be most helpful if received by July 19, 2013.  To review the project documents and find out how to submit comments, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/InclineDam.  For more information, contact Matt Dickinson (530) 543-2769 or Anjanette Hoefer, (530) 543-2822.

The Forest Service will hold the first project open house to discuss the proposal on Monday, July 8, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Incline Village General Improvement District Board Room, 893 Southwood Blvd., Incline Village, Nev. 89450.

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