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Tahoe Construction Season Runs May 1-Oct. 15 (2004)

TitleTahoe Construction Season Runs May 1-Oct. 15 (2004)
Author/CreatorCobourn, John; Purdy, Shelly; Segale, Heather M.
Related item(s)Press Release available at
Date Original2004-05-04
Summary/DescriptionLake Tahoe Report Segment #65 - "Building Season Begins" (Air Date: May 4, 2004). Carl Hasty and Brendan Ferry from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency discusses the official start of the Tahoe region's 2004 building season and outreach efforts related to best management practices (BMPs) for construction.
SubjectConstruction industry -- Environmental aspects -- Tahoe, Lake, Region (Calif. and Nev.)
LocationLake Tahoe (Calif. and Nev.)
Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)
CollectionThe Lake Tahoe Report
Original PublisherLake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition (
Electronic PublisherUniversity of Nevada, Reno - Department of Teaching and Learning Technologies
Ordering and Permissions InformationFor more information, contact the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, or 775-832-4138.
Date Digital2005-03-14
RelationRequires Windows Media Player
Resource TypeMoving Image
Contributing InstitutionUniversity of Nevada, Reno
TranscriptionSegment 65 Building Season Begins Air Date: May 4, 2004 Anchor Intro: With our early spring weather this year, construction season here in the Reno area has been underway for weeks now. But at Lake Tahoe the official start of construction season began on May first. Shelly Purdy has more in tonight's Lake Tahoe Report. ((Take Pkg)) ((Track 1)) The official construction or "grading" season at Lake Tahoe is May first through October 15th…weather permitting. Thought it may seem strange to have a set season for construction there is a valid reason for it. ((sot @ 17:11 Carl Hasty, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency)) "The reason that's important at Lake Tahoe is because the weather is inclement from October 15th through May 1st. And so it's really tough to make sure that soil's not eroding and that's why there's a limitation on grading. ((Track 2)) So now that the first of May has come and gone all the dirt work can begin. ((natpop yard work)) ((Track 3)) Now is also the time to start working in the yard…if you haven't done it already. In the Tahoe basin, it's also time to begin working on your BMPs or Best Management Practices. ((s/u @ 2:06 Shelly Purdy)) "Thousands of residents here in the Tahoe Basin will soon be getting a card in the mail that explains the BMP process and includes a mail in card for a free property inspection." ((sot @ 5:00 Brendan Ferry, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency)) "There are certain deadlines. We've divided the lake into 3 priority areas and there are still thousands of peoperty owners out there required to do BMPs to meet the local ordinance and do erosion control on their property to help protect Lake Tahoe." ((sot @ 18:32 Carl Hasty)) "Everyone has a piece to do. Everyone has a part ot Play in solving the water quality problems and the clarity issues at Lake Tahoe. And one of those is for the individual property owner. So the idea is if we all take care of our individual watershed, then we're not contributing to the larger problem." ((Track 4)) With the Lake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition, I'm Shelly Purdy for KOLO news Channel 8. ((Anchor Tag)) For more information on BMPs or Best Management Practices or to order a Lake Tahoe landscaping guide, visit our website at

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