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Statement on Lake Tahoe clarity

May 23, 2019

“We are thrilled to see Lake Tahoe’s clarity improving from the all-time low of just 60 feet in 2017,” said CEO of the League to Save Lake Tahoe Darcie Goodman Collins, Ph.D.  “These results encourage us to continue restoring critical habitat and improving our urban areas to keep pollution from entering our lake. We need to ensure Lake Tahoe is resilient to a changing climate where periods of drought followed by sporadic intense storms will be more common if we hope to Keep Tahoe Blue.”

“We are encouraged that average clarity has improved, and plan to use this momentum to expedite our efforts to protect Lake Tahoe by restoring wetland and forest habitat, and finding innovative solutions to our transportation challenges,” said Jesse Patterson, chief strategy officer at the League to Save Lake Tahoe. “The best news is that everyone can help. Come out to one of our volunteer restoration events or hop on a scooter instead of driving a car. Each of those small actions will make collective difference to our emerald-blue lake.”

Read UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center’s report here.

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