Tuolumne Utilities District is pleased to announce that the Phoenix Lake Preservation and Restoration Project is nearing completion.
Last summer, over 160,000 cubic yards of sediment were removed from the reservoir. If that volume of sediment were to be placed on a football field, it would reach a height of nearly 100 feet. Many portions of the lake’s bottom have been deepened and new channels were constructed to give the lake a new form and enhanced function. The improvements will reduce the growth of prolific invasive aquatic vegetation while improving water quality, cold water habitat for fish, and for use as a domestic water supply.
Click this link to read the Project Update Report released on February 16, 2021.