The climatologically altered future of Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe - photo: Bob Tregilus CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

During Tuesday’s online meeting of the interim Legislative Committee for the Review and Oversight of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the Marlette Lake Water System, lawmakers heard several presentations regarding the role of science in state policy.

Presentations ranged from an update on the late-19th Century reverse siphon that brings water from Marlette Lake, across the Washoe Valley and up to Virginia City to a detailed look forward to the year 2100 and the climatologically altered future of Lake Tahoe.

Kristen Averyt, PhD, is Nevada’s first State Climate Policy Coordinator and offered a 42 minute presentation on climate change and what it means for the environment and economics of the Lake Tahoe Basin, region, and planet.

On this edition of the Wild Hare we take you on a tour of Dr. Averyt’s comments and a look ahead to the environmental health of Lake Tahoe at the end of the century and the prospects of Nevada’s science-to-policy enterprise …

Music Credits as reported through the Public Radio Exchange, in order of appearance:

Song: Sunday Monday
Artist: 9 Lazy 9
Album: Sweet Jones
Label: Ninja Tune
Year: 2003
Duration: 1:11

Song: Laughing Jockey
Artist: Clutchy Hopkins
Album: Clutchy Hopkins meets Lord Kenjamin
Label: Ubiquity
Year: 2009
Duration:2:50

Song: Poundstretcher
Artist: 9 Lazy 9
Album: Sweet Jones
Label: Ninja Tune
Year: 2003
Duration: 2:36

Song: No Contact Contact
Artist: Clutchy Hopkins
Album: Clutchy Hopkins meets Lord Kenjamin
Label: Ubiquity
Year: 2009
Duration: 1:48

Song: Big Six
Artist: 9 Lazy 9
Album: Sweet Jones
Label: Ninja Tune
Year: 2003
Duration: 2:04

Song: No. 9
Artist: 9 Lazy 9
Album: Electric Lazyland
Label: Ninja Tune
Year: 1994
Duration: 2:06

Song: Riff Raff Rollin
Artist: Clutchy Hopkins
Album: Music is My Medicine
Label: Ubiquity
Year: 2009
Duration: 3:24

Song: On The Spot
Artist: Geraldo Pino and the Heartbeats
Album: Heavy Heavy Heavy
Label: Retroafric
Year: 2005
Duration: 0:43