Basics
Parcels with Stormwater BMPs
Action
BMP Certificate Count
Parcel (parcels)
The annual number of developed parcels in the Tahoe Region with best management practices (BMPs) installed that emphasize removal of fine sediment particles and nutrients. To qualify, all parcels and facilities must have appropriate operations and maintenance plans. Installing and maintaining BMPs is mandated by regional ordinances, reduces pollutant loads and benefits the clarity of Lake Tahoe.
This Indicator is reported in the following LT Info areas:
Accomplishments
Parcels with Stormwater BMPs
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The annual number of developed parcels in the Tahoe Region with best management practices (BMPs) installed that emphasize removal of fine sediment particles and nutrients.

Name Options
Land Use
Residential - Single Family Dwelling, Residential - Multi-Family Dwelling, Commercial, Unknown
TMDL Jurisdiction
Carson City County, NV, City of South Lake Tahoe, Douglas County, NV, El Dorado County, CA, Placer County, CA
[2 More Options]
Washoe County, NV, Unknown or unspecified

No monitoring programs are yet associated with this indicator.

This indicator is related to the following Threshold Reporting Categories. Click the help icon to learn more about a Reporting Category.

Lake Habitat
Stream Habitat
Stream Environment Zone
Aquatic Invasive Species
Deep Water (Pelagic) Lake Tahoe
Groundwater
Nearshore (Littoral) Lake Tahoe
Other Lakes
Surface Runoff
Tributaries
Habitats of Special Significance

Data for this Performance Measure is pulled directly from the Tahoe BMP Database (http://tahoebmp.org). Data is updated automatically on a nightly basis.

View EIP Info Sheet

Parcels with Stormwater BMPs is reported as a Performance Measure in the EIP Project Tracker. Indicators used for EIP reporting are summarized in an annual report and highlighted each year during the Lake Tahoe Summit.

Reporting Guidance

Retrofitted with BMPs – A parcel is considered to be retrofitted with BMPs when it has been awarded a BMP certificate through the TRPA BMP Retrofit Program. Both BMP certificate and source control certificate qualify as completed under this definition.

Public Facility – Public facilities include parking lots, campground, and buildings that are on land owned by public agencies, such as CTC, state parks and the USFS-LTBMU.

Has BMP Certificate – The parcel has been awarded a certificate to prove that BMPs have been installed on the property as recommended during the site evaluation.

Has Source Control Certificate – The parcel has been awarded a certificate to prove that source controls have been installed on the property as recommended during the site evaluation.

Data can be collected and reported for each retrofitted parcel or facility any time after the certificate is awarded. All information from the year must be entered by the end of December of that year. The BMP Database contains information on the status of BMP compliance of parcels in the Tahoe Basin, and can be searched based on BMP status, parcel location, watershed and other values. 

Data for this Performance Measure is not reported on a project-by-project basis. Instead, data is retrieved directly from TRPA's BMP Database. All BMP certificates in the basin should be included in the BMP Database to ensure accurate reporting of this Performance Measure.

Programs
01.01 - Stormwater Management
EIP Context

In March 2015, the subcategories for this performance measure were expanded to be consistent with BMP retrofit reporting done by the TRPA Stormwater Management Program.

In April 2018, this Performance Measure was updated to retrieve annual BMP certification data directly from the BMP Database. Results reported here are now synchronized on a nightly basis with the official system of record for BMP certifications. See https://tahoebmp.org for additonal details. 

View in Sustainability Dashboard

Parcels with Stormwater BMPs is reported in the Sustainability Dashboard. Indicators in the Sustainability Dashboard focus on economic, environmental, and community health in the Lake Tahoe Region.

Retrofitting public and private parcels with best management practices (BMPs) reduces pollutant concentrations of stormwater runoff from precipitation and reduces the volume of stormwater leaving those parcels. Reduced stormwater volumes result in less demand on public stormwater treatment systems and fewer fine sediment particles and other nutrients being delivered to Lake Tahoe. When fewer nutrients are available in the waters of Lake Tahoe, less algae can grow and clarity loss is reduced.

This indicator measures the number of developed parcels in the Tahoe Basin that are retrofitted with BMPs that remove fine sediment particles and nutrients. This indicator tracks private parcels and parcels belonging to large, public landowners.