(05/18/2017)

2016 Lake Clarity Levels Unveiled


Data released today by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency reported the average annual clarity level for 2016 at 69.2 feet. This is a 3.9 foot decrease from the previous year. While winter clarity increased by 11.7 feet, the summer declines were so large that they outweighed the improving winter clarity. For a second consecutive year, University of California, Davis researchers attributed the disappointing summer values were to the continuing effects of climate change.   

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