The City at Work

The Public Works Department designs, constructs, manages, maintains and repairs the City of South Lake Tahoe's public buildings and infrastructure. Public Works is responsible for capital improvement, stormwater improvement, and environmental improvement projects including stormwater infrastructure, transportation, road rehabilitation and more. 

  1. current projects


Bijou Park Creek SEZ/Watershed Restoration

Project Manager: Jason Burke
Status: Implementation
Schedule: 2024

The project aims to address water quality and flooding issues in the Lower Bijou Park Creek area (Phase 1), which currently discharges runoff from roadways, commercial, and residential are directly into the Ski Run Marina. The area is subject to historic flooding due to undersized and deteriorating infrastructure in the lower watershed area. The project will include restoration of SEZ and associated water quality improvements to reduce sediment and nutrient loads in urban runoff discharged to Lake Tahoe.

Upper Bijou Park Creek Restoration

Project Manager: Jason Burke
Status: Planning
Schedule: 2024

Bijou Park Creek watershed is one of the most urbanized within the Lake Tahoe Basin, including encroachment of impervious coverage (buildings, parking lots, and roads) into historic stream environment zones (SEZs). The watershed-scale effort will address fine sediment particle and nutrient loading associated with urban and roadway runoff while seeking to alleviate flooding with SEZ restoration. The planning and design will consider opportunities to address the alteration of the upper watershed when large amount of fill that created the Heavenly California Lodge parking lot inadvertently altered drainage patterns in the watershed, routing new runoff into the constrained conveyance system.

Tahoe Valley Greenbelt

Project Manager: Stan Hill
Status: Planning
Schedule: 2024

The Greenbelt project includes multi-benefit stormwater, SEZ, bicycle and pedestrian improvements and recreational amenities. Water quality and SEZ enhancements will include improving existing drainage ways and drainage systems to spread, treat, infiltrate, and retain flows from roadways, commercial areas, and other high priority, directly connected urban areas. Pedestrian and bicycle will include improving connectivity within the project area and to regional networks.

Tahoe Valley Area Plan Public Review (PDF)
Conceptual Photos (Artist rendition, not actual design) (PDF)
Conceptual Design (Map) (PDF)