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February 23, 2013
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Proposals released for Tahoe's largest restoration project

The California Tahoe Conservancy has released a draft plan for a proposed restoration of Lake Tahoe's largest remaining wetland, the Upper Truckee Marsh.

The restoration project would be the largest ever in the Lake Tahoe Basin, according to CTC Executive Director Patrick Wright. The nearly 600-acre marsh is located just west of the Tahoe Keys and should act as the last defense against the thousands of tons of clarity-reducing fine sediment entering the lake every year, according to the agency.

"Beginning in the late 1950s, portions of the Upper Truckee River through the marsh were straightened and channelized to facilitate …

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