League to Save Lake Tahoe crowdsourcing science to ‘Keep Tahoe Blue’

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Sierra Sun | Amanda Rhoades | May 23, 2017

A training for Pipe Keeper volunteers on Dec. 4, 2015 near Fremont Avenue in South Lake Tahoe. | Photo: League to Save Lake Tahoe

With 72 miles of shoreline and flows from more than 150 storm water pipes, keeping an eye on what ends up in Lake Tahoe is easier said than done.

For the last five years the League to Save Lake Tahoe, known for its slogan "Keep Tahoe Blue," has been relying on citizen science to monitor drainage sites and collect water samples around the lake.

"The goal of the program is to be monitoring as many of these (storm water drainages) as possible," said League to Save Lake Tahoe Natural Resources Manager Zack Bradford.

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