Lake Tahoe TMDL Program

 - The TMDL Online Interface

The Lake Tahoe Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) is a science-based plan to restore Lake Tahoe's famous clarity. One of the most robust efforts of its kind, the Lake Tahoe TMDL was initiated to better understand the causes of clarity loss, determine how much pollution needs to be reduced and develop a sensible implementation approach that is capable of reinstating historic clarity within the lake. The Lake Tahoe TMDL Program seeks to guide the effective implementation of the TMDL so that people may once again be able to see to depths of nearly 100 feet in Lake Tahoe.


About this site

The TMDL Online Interface is the central hub for information related to the Lake Tahoe TMDL Program. The About pages provide an overview of the Lake Tahoe TMDL and the TMDL Management System and access to related documents. The Results pages describe the status of pollutant load reduction efforts for various sources. The Resources pages include access to new scientific and technical information influencing restoration efforts, a form for stakeholders to provide input on TMDL processes and products, and tools for implementers to target and report their actions.

News & Announcements

Final 2016 TMDL Management System documents available

The Water Board and NDEP are happy to release the 2016 TMDL Management System documents, which include... More

TMDL Management System Documents available for review and comment

Drafts of the 2016 Findings and Recommendations Memo and 2017 Annual Strategy are available for public review and comment through Nov 30. More

2015 Clarity Results Released

Today, UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center reported 2015 average annual clarity levels at... More

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