Nearshore

Scientists address Lake Tahoe’s aquatic nearshore environment and the heightened interest in understanding factors contributing to its apparent deterioration. The Lake Tahoe Nearshore Evaluation and Monitoring Framework, a project funded during Round 10 of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act in 2010, was prepared for the USDA Forest Service by more than a dozen scientists and technical advisors from the Desert Research Institute, the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of California, Davis - Tahoe Environmental Research Center.This represents the initial collaborative step between the science community and the resource management agencies to develop a comprehensive approach for assessing and managing the nearshore ecology and aesthetics of Lake Tahoe.

Related Research Projects

NEARSHORE NETWORK

In 2014, TERC established a network of water quality instrument stations at various points on the shoreline around the lake. The program aims to understand the causes of degradation of Lake ...more

NEARSHORE CITIZEN SCIENCE APP DEVELOPMENT

While hitting the slopes at Lake Tahoe this winter, scientists from the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center are encouraging people to hit the beach, too — and record  ...more

REMOTE SENSING OF THE NEARSHORE

The scope of this project aims to characterize underwater light distribution and its controlling factors in Lake Tahoe and other lakes in Sierra Nevada both by field observations...more

PERIPHYTON MONITORING

Researchers from TERC monitor levels of attached algae (periphyton) growth around the lake five times per year. Periphyton is collected from submerged rocks at 9 routine sites while snorkeling...more

ALGAL GROWTH POTENTIAL BIOASSAYS

Beginning in August 2013, TERC began routine monitoring of Algal Growth Potential (AGP) at 10 shallow nearshore sites and 2 mid-lake sites, with funding provided by the Lahontan Regional...more