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Nevada State Lands grant funding available for Lake Tahoe projects

Nevada Division of State Lands
Step pools and enhanced fish habitat created through the Third and Incline Creek Restoration project.

The Nevada Division of State Lands has made grant funding once again available for projects aimed at improving the water quality at Lake Tahoe.

The Lake Tahoe Water Quality and Erosion Control Grants Program, from the Environmental Improvement Program or EIP, supports projects on the Nevada side of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

In 1999, the program was allocated $56.4 million. In 2009, the Nevada legislature extended the commitment for $100 million over 10 years.

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Projects eligible for this latest round of grant funding include those that restore and enhance water quality.

Proposed projects are evaluated by their benefit to the general public and whether the project will treat stormwater runoff that impacts surface water bodies or Lake Tahoe.

Past and ongoing projects partially funded through the grant program include those that reduce bank erosion and improve fish passage and habitat.

Pre-applications are due by June 17 at 4 p.m. 


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