Halt called on docks at
Published: March 27, 2002
Other than 10 OK’d
for one subdivision, no new docks for subdivisions at Tulloch Reservoir will be
allowed until Tuolumne and Calaveras county planners study future development on
the reservoir’s shoreline.
The Tri-Dam Project
Board of Directors voted not to permit any new docks at Tulloch for 60 days.
Tri-Dam Project manages the reservoir and two others on the Stanislaus River —
Beardsley and Donnells.
The board limited
the Calypso Bay subdivision to 10 docks — far less than the 40 to 60 docks the
developer asked for two weeks ago. The 126-home subdivision is now under
construction south of Conner Estates.
“We’re trying to get
the attention of the counties to say, ‘look, it’s time to do some planning,’”
said Susan Servidio, Tri-Dam Project’s Tulloch
Servidio said her
agency is allowing single docks for existing properties.
subdivisions, though — like the Tuscany Hills project proposed south of Saddle
Creek — developers must wait until a study is completed.
Preliminary maps of
Tuscany Hills show a 6.3-acre marina on the property’s south
Jeff Wedel, a
resident of the Conner Estates subdivision at Tulloch Reservoir, said the
temporary halt to large-scale dock building was needed.
“It’s pretty obvious
that the lake is not going to be able to support the kind of docks that the
developers want,” he said.
Already, 645 docks
line Tulloch Reservoir's shore. Tri-Dam General Manager Steve Felte has said
most of those docks hold more than one watercraft.
Tri-Dam Project and Tuolumne and Calaveras counties will discuss the matter in a
study session April 15.
formerly called Calypso Beach Villas, was granted 10 docks because original
subdivision maps placed 10 lots on the shoreline.
Tri-Dam Project study this year found the reservoir size appropriate for 116
boats, but up to 176 boats shared the waters on Saturdays and Sundays last