Nearshore Quality

The area that people see and experience most, the waters lining the shores of Lake Tahoe provide a unique recreational experience. However, changes in nearshore conditions have become evident to visitors, residents and management agencies in recent years. Perceived Iimpacts include reductions in clarity, increased algal growth, the proliferation of aquatic invasive species (AIS) and the decline in native biological species’ populations and habitat are all factors impacting nearshore health.

Tahoes Nearshore Inmage

Below, learn more about what NDEP is collaborating with the Lahontan Water Board, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) and US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to better understand address and manage Lake Tahoe’s nearshore quality. At the links below, you can learn more about how pollution affects the nearshore and the efforts the agencies are undertaking to ensure its protection.


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