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Community members test water quality around Lake Tahoe

Claire Cudahy, Tahoe Daily Tribune
May 23, 2017

Today over a hundred community members are out collecting water samples from dozens of tributaries on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore as part of the 17th annual Truckee Tahoe Snapshot Day.

“The goal of the day is to get a snapshot in time of water quality within the Truckee River watershed, and so that includes all of the tributaries leading into the Truckee River,” said Savannah Rudroff, natural resources associate for the League to Save Lake Tahoe, which is organizing the South Shore monitoring site for the lakewide event. “Lake Tahoe is a sub-watershed of the Truckee River, and it’s a sub-watershed that is very beautiful and very significant to us.”

Team leaders are taking community members to tributaries on the South Shore to test water for temperature, pH, bacteria and other nutrients.

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