A female researcher poses on a research vessel on Lake Tahoe

Keeping Tahoe blue

UC physicist John Le Conte took the first scientific measurements of Lake Tahoe鈥檚 clear blue waters in 1868. A century later, the Tahoe Research Group, founded by swag外流 Professor Charles Goldman, began regular monitoring of the lake. This work by the continues today. show the effects of human activity on the lake, and this information has been the basis for major environmental and planning decisions in the Lake Tahoe basin, ranging from stormwater and invasive species management to development best practices. Amid a warming, drying climate, Tahoe researchers also help monitor how wildfire smoke affects lake clarity. Beyond the lake鈥檚 iconic blue waters, scientists have taken the lessons of Lake Tahoe to help guide management of lakes from in California to the Arctic and.

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