Lake Tahoe Nearshore Program

The Lake Tahoe nearshore is the portion of the lake in close proximity to the shoreline. It is the area of the lake that people interact with most when viewing the lake from the shore, wading, swimming, enjoying paddle sports, and boating. The public and natural resource agencies have observed changes to the nearshore waters and the lake bottom. The reports include increased algae growth, increased presence of invasive species, and a reduction in nearshore clarity. Water Board efforts to protect the Lake Tahoe nearshore, and the information that informs these efforts, is found on this page.

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