Combating Pollution

Development paved over much of Tahoe’s marshes and wetlands, which had acted as natural pollution filters. Now, when rain hits our roads and parking lots, it washes off fine sediment pollution, the number one threat to Lake clarity. Climate change has the potential to make matters worse. As temperature warms we can expect to receive more rain than snow, which can increase transport of pollutants and erosion, leading to more pollution in Lake Tahoe. The League to Save Lake Tahoe works to combat pollution through the programs below

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