At approximately 7:45AM this morning Jim Marino – Assistant Public Works Director - City of South Lake Tahoe Public Works contacted Kirk Wooldridge and Justin Phillips Interim Water Company Supervisor to request the TKPOA open the Lake Tallac Storm Water Diversion Structure – Weir Gate located at Well #2. The reason for this was that water is flowing from the Truckee River through the Truckee Marsh, and Corporation Yard toward the Tahoe Keys Boulevard and Dover Street causing flooding in this area. The City of South Lake Tahoe (CSLT) is using a loader to remove snow berms on Dover Street to allow the water to flow into Lake Tallac. Notifications to the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Board (LRWQCB) that the Lake Tallac Storm Water Diversion Structure – Weir Gate will be discharging into Lake Tahoe due to threat of property damage and flooding have been made.
TKPOA Water Company Staff has opened Lake Tallac Storm Water Diversion Structure – Weir Gate located at Well #2 as requested by CSLT. At this time the water level was in Lake Tallac was 9 inches from the top of the Storm Water Diversion Structure. TKPOA Water Company Staff will monitor Lake Tallac water levels and the Storm Water Diversion Structure – Weir Gate throughout the day.
For additional information please contact the TKPOA Administrative Office – Front Desk at 530-542-6444 Monday through Sunday 8:30AM – 4:30PM. Additional information can be found on the TKPOA Website at www.tkpoa.com. TKPOA Water Company responds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for water related emergencies. Call 530-318-4268 if you have a water emergency. TKPOA Security can be contacted at 530-545-0847.