Meyers Stream Environment Zone/ Erosion Control Project

Status Completed County El Dorado
Project Type Compensatory mitigation Location 38.85920° N, -120.01753° W Map
Project Area (Acres) No Data Last Updated 2 June 2023
Project Abstract Environmental Improvement Project in eastern El Dorado County, in the community of Meyers in South Lake Tahoe, CA.
Administrative Region Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board - Tiffany Steinert, Jan Zimmerman, Elizabeth van Diepen, LRWQCB

Project Identification

6A09LT000079 SWRCB - 401 Certification Letter (e.g., Site Number or WDID)
6A092304002 SWRCB - 401 Certification Letter (e.g., Site Number or WDID)

Habitat Plan

Site NamePhaseActivitySubActivitiesHabitatSubHabitatAcresActivity StatusWater Regime
Meyers Stream Environment Zone/ Erosion Control Project None Enhancement Sediment Management Upland Unknown/Unspecified No Data Construction completed

Related Habitat Impacts

Impact Project NameHabitatAcres LostType of Loss
No Data


Meyers Stream Environment Zone/ Erosion Control Project Construction completed No Data


DateTypeDescriptionSite Name
2023-06-09 Update Another phase of this project begins construction bid advertisement; anticipated start of construction Summer 2023.
2023-05-31 Permit Notice of Applicability of General Waste Discharge Requirements for Construction of Small Commercial, Multi-Family Residential Utility and Public Works Projects. Lake Tahoe Basin Board Order No. 6-91-31 and Basin Plan Prohibition Exemption - Meyers Stream Environment Zone Erosion Control Project, El Dorado County
2017-11-22 Permit Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board Notice of Termination (NOT) approved.
2017-11-22 Inspection Final inspection w/ Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board staff member.
2017-11-16 Permit US Army Corps of Engineers NWP 14 Compliance Certification submitted.
2017-11-15 Project end date Construction activities completed.
2017-07-17 Project start date Construction activities begin.
2017-06-08 Permit Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification obtained, WDID No. 6A091606002.
2017-03-21 Permit US Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit (NWP) 14, Linear Transportation Projects, obtained: Action ID SPK-2016-00443.


Contact Donaldo Palaroan El Dorado County Transportation


Funding Need: $1,214,003

No Data

Related CRAM Assessments

Visit DateVersionSite NameWetland TypeIndex Score
2018-08-28 6.1 Tahoe Paradise Park meadows channeled wet meadow 76
2018-08-13 6.1 Upper Truckee River - Washoe Meadows channeled wet meadow 83
2018-07-16 6.1 Pioneer wetlands non-channeled wet meadow 57
2016-05-31 6.1 TPA607. Meyers/ Santa Fe channeled wet meadow 58
2011-09-01 5.0.2 Ute Street Reach riverine non-confined 58

Performance Measures

Plan NamePlan GoalPerformance MeasureMeasure ValueStatusEvaluation Date
Delta Conservancy Proposition 1 Grant Program Ecosystem Protection, Restoration, and Enhancement Increased acres or linear feet of seasonal wetlands (including vernal pools, wet meadows, and managed wetlands) 3 acres measure achieved 2017-11-15
Delta Conservancy Proposition 1 Grant Program Water Quality Reduced concentrations and/or loading of non-point source pollutants such as sediment, pesticides, bio-stimulatory substances (inorganic nutrients such as ammonium, nitrate, and phosphate) or other pollutants into associated waterbody or into offsite discharge 21 metric tons measure achieved 2018-08-28

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How to Use the Habitat Development Curve

Habitat Development Curves (HDCs) are used to determine the developmental status and trajectory of on-the-ground projects to create, restore, or enhance California wetland and stream habitats. Each HDC is based on assessments of habitat condition for different age areas of one habitat type that in aggregate represent the full spectrum of habitat development. The assessments of condition are provided by expert applications of the California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM). Visit the CRAM website for more information about CRAM.

For each HDC, reference condition is represented by areas of a habitat that consistently get very high CRAM scores, have not been subject to disruptive management practices, and exist within landscapes that are protected and managed for their natural conditions. The horizontal lines intersecting the top of an HDC represent the mean CRAM score and standard deviation of scores for 25 qualifying reference areas.

The age of a project is estimated as the elapsed time in years between the groundwork end date for the project and the date of the CRAM assessment. To add or update a groundwork end date, use the Project Events form in Project Tracker ( The minimum age in years of a non-project area, including any natural reference area, is estimated from all available local information, including historical maps and imagery, historical written accounts, and place-specific scientific studies of habitat development.

An HDC can be used to address the following questions:

  1. At what time in the future will the area of assessed habitat achieve the reference condition or other milestones in habitat development? The HDC can answer this question if the CRAM score for the assessed area is within the confidence interval of the HDC. The answer is the time in years along the HDC between the current age of the assessed area and the future date corresponding to the intersection of the HDC and the reference condition or other milestone.
  2. Is the area of assessed habitat likely to develop faster, slower, or at the same pace as most other areas of the same habitat type? The habitat area is likely to develop faster, slower, or at the same pace if the CRAM score for the area is above, below, or within the confidence interval of the HDC, respectively.
  3. What can be done to improve the condition of the habitat area or to increase its rate of development? HDCs by themselves cannot answer this question. Possible answers can be inferred by the following analysis that involves HDCs:
    1. Examine the HDC for each of the four CRAM Attributes;
    2. Identify the Attribute(s) scoring below the HDC;
    3. For any low-scoring Attribute, examine the component Metric Scores (note: the Metric Scores for any public CRAM assessment in the CRAM database can be obtained through EcoAtlas);
    4. Assume the low score of an Attribute is due to its low-scoring Metric(s);
    5. Consider modifying the design or management of the habitat area in ways that will sustainably increase its score(s) for the low-scoring Metric(s).

For more information about CRAM Attributes and Metrics, including their scientific rationale, see the CRAM Manual.

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