Filling in the low spots

This was a Placer County lead project using Recreational Trails Program (RTP) OHV funding.

Placer County had a project within the basin that had dirt as s byproduct. Lots of dirt. In an agreement between the County and the Basin, Placer staged the dirt (1200 Cubic yards) at the Tahoma staging area. This saved the County dumping costs and filled (pun intended) a need for the Rubicon Trail.

An outside contractor was brought in and they moved the fill dirt on to the trail, filling in the low spots that previously has held water well in to the summer.

We’re talking 25 yard dump trucks! It was quite a sight to see coming down the trail. A front loader at the staging area was used to load each truck and a bulldozer was used at each dump site to spread and compact the dirt.

 

Dirt at staging area:

05 Bring in dirt

 

Dirt at staging area:

06 1200 cubic yards

 

Volvo 25 yard dump truck on the Rubicon:

22 Big trucks narrow trail

 

Dumping, spreading and compacting:

25 dump and spread

 

Before:

90 water on the trail...

 

After:

100 becomes filled and flat

 

Before:

105 Before - Turnout

 

After:

110 gets filled in!

 

Before:

137 low spot before

 

After:

139 low spot after



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