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Lake Tahoe at sunset

Tahoe report: Clarity improved in 2011

UC Davis scientists and students have monitored the Lake Tahoe basin continuously since 1968, and applied pioneering research to recommend options for restoration and management. In data released today, researchers report that the average annual clarity level has improved 4.5 feet for 2011, compared with 2010, when average clarity levels were the second-worst on record. Overall, the lake’s clarity has remained nearly stable since 2000, according to the study by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.

With research on environmental issues like Lake Tahoe’s health, UC Davis scientists help sustain and protect our world—in the field and the lab. The university has a No. 1 ranking among universities nationwide in the number of faculty papers published in ecology and the environment.

(Sunset at Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe, California. Justin Reznick/iStockPhoto)

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