September 6, 2007

HEALING THE LAKE - San Francisco Chronicle(DrainageNews)

As the program manager for the California Tahoe Conservancy, his work and passion is the restoration of the Upper Truckee Marsh, the largest wetlands system in the Lake Tahoe Basin and the source of about a third of all the water - and most of the sediment - that flows into the famous lake. The marsh and river system, next to the Tahoe Keys Marina in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, is where one of the biggest pushes is being made to restore the water of Lake Tahoe to the crystal-clear prism it was before development brought pollution. More than 50 public and private organizations, led by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the Tahoe Conservancy, have joined forces over the past decade to address the problem, creating the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program. The report, the most comprehensive ever done on the lake, outlines significant changes in weather patterns over the years, including less snowfall and more rain, deteriorating lake clarity and increasing water temperature in the Lake Tahoe Basin, which is encouraging invasions of exotic fish and plant species. Lake Tahoe is the second-deepest lake in the nation behind Oregon's Crater Lake. read me

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