Placer County celebrates completion of the Lower Secline Water Quality Improvement Project


Published Nov. 30, 2023

Lower Secline Water Quality Improvement Project ribbon cuttingPlacer County celebrated the completion of the Lower Secline Water Quality Improvement Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony today in Kings Beach. 

The project brought needed drainage infrastructure to both Secline Street and Brockway Vista Drive to help prevent an estimated 2,000 pounds of sediment runoff from reaching Lake Tahoe per year. It also stabilized both roadways and added pavement, curbs and gutters, new sidewalks and parking for beachgoers.

The Lower Secline Water Quality Improvement Project is one of the final phases of the Kings Beach Water Quality Project, which the county has implemented over the last two decades.

The event featured speakers from Placer County, including Placer County District 5 Supervisor Cindy Gustafson and Department of Public Works engineering manager Ryan Decker, as well as Tahoe Regional Planning Agency environmental improvement program coordinator Shannon Friedman.

“This is such an important project as we strive to protect water clarity for Lake Tahoe and our communities,” said Gustafson. “We’ve made tremendous progress to restore Lake Tahoe’s clarity to historic levels with projects like this and it really takes a partnership between many groups to make that happen.”

The project also included paving the access way to the front of the North Tahoe Public Utility District sewer lift station, which is adjacent to the right of way on Secline Street.

The Tahoe Basin Area Plan calls for a 10-foot-wide multi-purpose trail along Brockway Vista Avenue and the project is designed to accommodate this trail.

For more information visit the Lower Secline Water Quality Improvement project website at https://www.placer.ca.gov/8402/Lower-Secline-Water-Quality-Improvement.