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. 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 quality.

Tahoes Nearshore Inmage

Click the links below to learn more about how pollution affects nearshore health, and the efforts NDEP is undertaking in collaboration with the Lahontan Water Board, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), and US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to better ensure its protection.

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