Effect of sediment and nutrient loading on Lake Tahoe optical conditions and restoration opportunities using a newly developed lake clarity model

  title={Effect of sediment and nutrient loading on Lake Tahoe optical conditions and restoration opportunities using a newly developed lake clarity model},
  author={Goloka Behari Sahoo and S. Geoffrey Schladow and J E Reuter},
  journal={Water Resources Research},
A quasi‐two‐dimensional lake clarity model (LCM) was developed to better understand the impacts of pollutant load on lake/reservoir water quality and to provide guidelines for lake/reservoir management and restoration. Though the LCM can be applied to any lake, the model was calibrated and validated using the available detailed data set of Lake Tahoe. The estimated and measured annual average Secchi depths demonstrate a very high degree of agreement with relative error of less than 6%. The… 
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