Tahoe Resource Conservation District
Tahoe RCD and El Dorado County Roads - Maintenance - Tahoe Division staff simulated a rain event on Elk’s Club Drive using over 6000 gallons of water applied by a water truck in a cutting edge science experiment testing potential sediment load reductions by simply repaving road surfaces.
A similar simulation was conducted prior to Elk’s Club Drive being repaved last fall.
We anticipate a reduction in sediment now that the road is in great condition. If repaving crumbling roads leads to reduction in sediment during storm events it could help justify paving roads as water quality BMP. A win-win for the public and the lake.