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Lake Tahoe’s famous clarity is fading, report finds

Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle
June 11, 2020

Water in Lake Tahoe is nearly as murky as it has been in 52 years of record-keeping, according to a new report from UC Davis.

Clarity in Tahoe, the alpine jewel of Northern California known for its crystaline waters, was measured to a depth of 62.7 feet in 2019. That’s down nearly 8 feet from the year before, when clarity clocked in at 70.9 feet, and stands as the second-lowest figure since record-keeping began in 1968. The worst year was 2017, when lake clarity was 59.7 feet.

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