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August 14, 2023

Scientists from the California and Nevada Water Science Centers attended the 27th annual Lake Tahoe Summit to discuss the work the USGS is doing in the Tahoe Basin. 

USGS Booth at 2023 Tahoe Summit
USGS booth at the 2023 Lake Tahoe Summit. Photo by Joseph Domagalski, California Water Science Center

The Lake Tahoe Summit is an annual event that brings local, federal, and state leaders together to discuss ways to protect Lake Tahoe and strengthen the partnership underlying the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program. This year’s summit took place on Wednesday, August 9th at Kings Beach State Recreation Area in Kings Beach, CA. The event was hosted by U.S. Senator Alex Padilla and included speakers from the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jackie Rosen of Nevada, and U.S. Representatives John Garamendi and Kevin Kiley of California. The keynote speaker for the event was House Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi. The proceedings also included a recorded message from Senator Diane Feinstein. This year’s theme was: “Sustainability and Stewardship in the Face of Climate Crisis.” 

Scientists from the California and Nevada Water Science Centers were on hand to answer questions about work the USGS is doing in the Tahoe Basin. Current USGS activities include:  

  • The Lake Tahoe Interagency Monitoring Program 
  • Studying impacts of the 2021 Caldor Fire  
  • Development of the Lake Tahoe Hydro Mapper web application 
  • Participation in the Tahoe Science Advisory Council (TSAC) 
  • Studies of lake nutrients, sediments, and salinity

Read more information about USGS monitoring and research activities at Lake Tahoe.

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