The University of California, Davis has conducted continuous monitoring of Lake Tahoe since 1968, amassing a unique record of change for one of the world’s most beautiful and vulnerable lakes. In the UC Davis Tahoe: State of the Lake Report, we summarize how natural variability, long-term change, and human activity are affecting the lake’s clarity, physics, chemistry, and biology. We also present part of the data collected in 2018 – presenting all of it would be a monumental task. While Lake Tahoe is unique, the forces and processes that shape it are the same as those acting in most natural ecosystems. As such, Lake Tahoe is an indicator for other systems both in the western United States and worldwide. Read more…


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