Loving Lake Tahoe to Death – Citizen Science Program Helps Monitor and Mitigate Threats to Lake Health

by Brian Bahouth

Lake Tahoe California, 1908, gelatin silver print - unknown photographer - Library of Congress

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Image credits:

Lake Tahoe, Cal., showing broad walk & train, 1908 – Library of Congress.

Washoe Indians–Valley of Lake Tahoe, 1866 – unknown photographer – Library of Congress.

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Lake Tahoe – Carol M. Highsmith – Library of Congress.

ToT revenue for South Lake Tahoe, California – data South Lake Tahoe city government – graph – Nevada Capital News.

Swimmer upside down in Lake Tahoe – Brian Bahouth

League to Save Lake Tahoe Citizen Science program volunteers conducting a nutrient test of water at the mouth of Taylor Creek – image – League to Save Lake Tahoe staff.

Eurasian milfoil – image – US Geological Survey

“Quagga Mussels in container”by USFWS Fish and Aquatic Conservation is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Volunteers identify a plant found in the Upper Truckee River during a survey for aquatic invasive plants – image – League to Save Lake Tahoe staff.

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Pipe Keeper volunteers learning how to collect storm water samples to be tested for turbidity – image – League to Save Lake Tahoe staff.

Steps down to Hidden Beach – image – Brian Bahouth

Volunteers pick up and track the quantity and type of trash found at Nevada Beach during the League to Save Lake Tahoe annual Keep Tahoe Red White and Blue Cleanup held every July 5 – image – League to Save Lake Tahoe staff.

“Hemphill_L Lake Tahoe UW 0007”by RenoTahoe is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0