Evaluation of Water Quality Projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin

  title={Evaluation of Water Quality Projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin},
  author={Steffi Schuster and Mark E. Grismer},
  journal={Environmental Monitoring and Assessment},
Lake Tahoe is a large sub alpine lake located in the SierraNevada Range in the states of California and Nevada. The Lake Tahoe watershed is relatively small (800 km2) and is made up of soils with a very low nutrient content and when combined with the Lake's enormous volume (156 km3) produces water of unparalleled clarity. However, urbanization around the Lake during the past 50 yr has greatly increased nutrient flux into the Lake resulting in increased algae production and rapidly declining… 
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