Stormwater

UC Davis has played a leadership role in research efforts at Lake Tahoe for almost half a century. With funding from federal, state, local, and private sources, TERC continues to address a broad range of research than spans the land, air, and water. Our research is rapidly transferred and disseminated to the public through our active public education and outreach programs. Through partnerships and collaborations with resource agencies, we are providing the science to guide the better management of Lake Tahoe.

Related Research Projects

STREAM MONITORING IN THE TAHOE BASIN

Storm-water monitoring projects include efficiency studies on Best Management Practices (BMP's) for controlling urban runoff  as well as testing the effectiveness of management activities ...more

DISTRIBUTED DETENTION BASIN

Stormwater from the urbanized areas around Lake Tahoe is known to be the largest source of clarity reducing contaminants, such as fine particles and nutrients. Using LiDAR data we have ...more

NUTRIENTS IN LAKE TAHOE

Nutrients in a lake are a suite of chemical compounds used by algae (mini lake plants). These chemicals are natural fertilizers for the algae that are required for growth along with photosynthesis ...more