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Sunday, January 15, 2012


Question #7:
What Truckee River Watershed body of water has been nominated
to Congress for "Wild & Scenic" status?


  1. Upper Truckee river that flows into Lake Tahoe, and Sagehen creek. Wild & Scenic does not always mean good health for the rivers. The Middle Fork Feather was the first wild and scenic river yet has 7 golf courses in a 10 mile radius that feeds the MFFR.

  2. butter (Jon)----You are correct on Sagehen Creek. The hoped for designation was submitted by Senator Boxer in the early '90's (?).

    Yes, I am aware of the golf courses in the Greyeagle (?)area. Nevertheless, there has to be some benefits relative restricting housing construction/development along riparian areas. Please don't ask me specifics, then I'll have to research it.

    I don't beleive the Upper Truckee river in south Lake Tahoe area ia considered part of the Truckee River Basin.