TMDL Program Managers
The Lake Tahoe TMDL Program is collaboratively managed and administered by the Lahontan Water Quality Control Board (Lahontan Water Board) and Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP). The Lahontan Water Board and NDEP are primarily responsible for overseeingTMDL implementation - which includes tracking and the reporting pollutant load reduction progress. Program Partners operate within a formalized framework called the TMDL Management System, which facilitates progress assessment and enables rational programmatic change to support effective and efficient outcomes.
Urban Implementing Partners
Urban Implementing Partners are public entities responsible for undertaking projects and performing actions that reduce pollutant loads entering Lake Tahoe from stormwater runoff originating from within their respective jurisdictions. Urban Jurisdictions participate in the Lake Clarity Crediting Program, a comprehensive and consistent system to quantify, track and report load reductions from actions taken by each jurisdiction. Urban Jursidiction pollutant load reduction progress is reported on the TMDL Online Interface under the Results Tab. Urban Jurisdictions include the following local governments and state transportation agencies: California Department of Transportation, City of South Lake Tahoe (CA), Douglas County (NV), El Dorado County (CA), Nevada Department of Transportation, Placer County (CA), and Washoe County (NV).
Non-Urban Implementing Partners
Non-Urban Implementing Partners are responsible for undertaking projects and performing actions that reduce pollutant loads entering Lake Tahoe from the Non-Urban Source Categories (Forested Uplands, Stream Channels, Atmospheric Deposition). Non-Urban Implementing Partners implement multi-objective land management projects throughout the year and report project information using the Environmental Improvement Program Reporting Tool. Project information is sorted into a set of six TMDL Performance Measures and reported on the TMDL Online Interface under the Results Tab. Non-Urban Land Managers primarily include: California State Parks, California Tahoe Conservancy, Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Heavenly Ski Resort, Homewood Mountain Resort, Nevada Division of State Lands, Nevada Division of State Parks, and the United Stated Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.
TMDL Coordinating Partners are those agencies and organizations that provide resources or services to assist in implementation of the TMDL and assess implementation progress. Coordinating Partners include: Nevada Tahoe Conservation District, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Tahoe Resource Conservation District, Tahoe Science Consortium, and United States Environmental Protection Agency.