RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Washoe County Community Services, in collaboration with the Nevada Tahoe Conservation District (NTCD) and Gradex Construction recently won the Best in the Basin Award for Erosion Control for a new project in Incline Village.
The Best in the Basin Awards Program from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency annually recognizes the best designed, planned and implemented projects in the Tahoe Basin that also stand out as environmentally compatible.
The Hybrid Best Management Practices (BMP) Project installed eight Low-Impact Development (LID) features in the Washoe County right of way, including Tahoe's first public rain gardens. NTCD designed the project with the help of Washoe County, and Gradex Construction installed the features. Preliminary monitoring results are promising for the removal of fine sediment and public opinion on the LID features is positive.