Is Lake Tahoe Actually Becoming More Blue?

It’s been well publicized that once pristine, Lake Tahoe has continually become more murky.  But maybe a change has already begun.

Scientific researchers are now using more sophisticated statistical analysis of environmental data.  The good news is that the clarity of Lake Tahoe has actually been stabilizing since 2001.

What are the reasons behind this exciting news?  “It’s a good hypothesis that the land use restrictions and erosion controls have something to do with it,” said John Reuter, a lake scientist with the University of California, Davis, Tahoe Environmental Research Center.

This is definitely terrific news to everyone involved in the 40 years of monitoring the clouding of Lake Tahoe.  Charles Goldman, a UCD professor was the first to foresee Tahoe’s troubles in the 1960’s.  Full article


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