Forest Uplands contribute less than 10% of the FSP loading, but more than a quarter of the total phosphorous loading to Lake Tahoe. Five Performance Measures (PMs) are tracked and reported based on the finding that the vast majority of the pollutant loading in forestlands originates from paved and unpaved roads, disturbed areas and public facilities. The vast majority of the pollutant loading in forestlands occurs as stormwater runoff from paved and unpaved roads, disturbed areas and public facilities. As precipitation falling on these surfaces runs off, it picks up particles and nutrients. Unmitigated, these pollutants are deposited into nearby surface waters that drain to Lake Tahoe.
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