UC Davis TERC research boat gets facelift
Nevada Appeal - December 31, 2016 - In 1976, Dr. Charles Goldman received a grant from the National Science Foundation to build a scientific laboratory for the limnological research at Lake Tahoe. Appropriate land for the building site had been ...more

Using Underwater Drones for STEM Education
KTNV Channel 2 news - December 3, 2016 - Teachers who’ve built drones at the Nevada STEM Underwater and Aerial Vehicle Computer Science Institute officially put their robots to use on Saturday. The program is aiming to make science and ...more

American Water Resources Association Honors Geoff Schladow
DAVIS, Calif. - October 10, 2016 – Geoff Schladow, professor in the UC Davis Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, has been selected as the recipient of the American Water Resources Association 2016 David R. Maidment Award for outstanding ...more

Remarks by the President at the 20th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit
The White House Office of the Press Secretary - August 31, 2016 - Hello, Tahoe! This is really nice. I will be coming here more often. My transportation won't be as nice but I'll be able to spend a little more time here. ...more

President Obama to attend to Lake Tahoe Summit in Nevada
KCRA - August 30, 2016 - Preparations are underway at Harvey's Casino outdoor amphitheater in Stateline, Nevada, for Wednesday's presidential visit. President Barack Obama is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Lake Tahoe summit. At the top ...more

AAAS Cites Lake Tahoe as Symbol of Need to Combat Climate Change
AAAS News - August 10, 2016 - The fastest rise ever recorded in the average water temperature of Lake Tahoe raises fresh concerns about the potential environmental, economic and health impacts of climate change, wrote AAAS CEO Rush Holt in a letter ...more

Researchers ask public for old photos of Lake Tahoe algae (Official UC Davis Article Available here)
US News - August 8, 2016 - With all their modern scientific equipment and state-of-the-art computer models, researchers trying to better understand the effect of algae growth in Lake Tahoe are searching for new tools to aid in their mission — old photo ...more

2016 TAHOE STATE OF THE LAKE COVERAGE: July 27-AUG 5

(complete list available here)

Losing Lake Tahoe to climate change
Sacramento Bee - August 4, 2016 - As a young reporter, Mark Twain visited Lake Tahoe. Its clear, cobalt blue water so entranced him that he wrote of it later, in “The Innocents Abroad.” ...more

Warming Lake Tahoe Also Less Blue Report Finds
Courthouse News Service - August 1, 2016 - Climate change has caused a spike in the surface temperatures of Lake Tahoe, causing officials and environmentalists to fret over whether a warming planet will thwart their fight to keep Tahoe blue, according ...more

Climate change: Lake Tahoe warming faster than ever
Reno Gazette-Journal - July 29, 2016 - The biggest alpine lake in North America is warming faster than ever thanks in large part to a changing global climate. That’s according to scientists who study Lake Tahoe to produce reports on everything from water ...more

Lake Tahoe warming 15 times faster than long-term average
Seattle Times - July 29, 2016 - The average surface temperature of Lake Tahoe has risen faster over the last four years than any time on record — 15 times faster than the long-term warming rate over the past half century, scientists say. Continued warm and ...more

Warming at Alarming Rate, Lake Tahoe Reflects Rapid Sierra Climate Change
KQED Science - July 28, 2016 - Lake Tahoe is showing some severe impacts from the changing climate. Indicators released Thursday in the annual “State of the Lake” report packed a few surprises, even for scientists. For one thing, the lake ...more

Scientists: Climate change tightening 'alarming' grip on Lake Tahoe
Sierra Sun Times - July 28, 2016 - Scientists on Thursday reported that Lake Tahoe experienced a year like no other in 2015, as evidenced by information in the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center’s annual “Tahoe: State of the Lake Report.” The report ...more

Scientists: Lake Tahoe Experienced a Record-Breaking Year in 2015 (Press Release)
UC Davis News - July 27, 2016 - Lake Tahoe experienced a year like no other in 2015, according to scientists from the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center in its annual Tahoe: State of the Lake Report, released today. The report summarizes ...more

04/27/2016
High-tech sandbox puts research in the palm of your hands
University of California news: Visitors to Capitol Hill this week might have seen what appeared to be legislators playing with a sandbox. Granted, it was no normal sandbox: it was an augmented reality sandbox, an innovative teaching tool presented by a ...more

Media coverage of 2015 Tahoe Clarity Release

April 19 - April 21, 2016

Warmer Waters Contribute to Decline of Lake Tahoe Water Clarity in Annual Report
UC Davis Press Release - April 18, 2016 - Clarity levels at Lake Tahoe in 2015 declined in both summer and winter, due in part to warmer waters, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis, who have studied the lake for the last half-century ...more

Researchers: Rain, lack of snow caused murkier Lake Tahoe
The Baytown Sun - April 20, 2015 - Researchers say warmer water flowing into the lake on the Nevada-California border made it less transparent, in part because substantially more rain than snow fell last year. Water clarity measured by lowering a white ...more

Researchers: Lack of Snow Hurt Lake Tahoe Clarity in 2015

Capital Public Radio News - April 19, 2016 - Researchers say a lack of snow is likely to blame for the reduction of 4.8 feet in clarity. Geoff Schladow is with the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center. According to him, snow runoff is so cold it carries particulates ...more

Researchers: Rain, lack of snow caused murkier Lake Tahoe
Clay Center Dispatch - April 20, 2016 - Researchers say the waters of Lake Tahoe grew murkier in 2015, in part because of a lack of mountain snow. The University of California, Davis, researchers say warmer waters flowing into the lake on the Nevada-California border ...more

Lake Tahoe's clarity declines by 4.8 feet
Lake Tahoe News - April 19, 2016 - Lake Tahoe is getting warmer and that is not a good thing for its clarity. In 2015 the pristine waters got a little less so in summer and winter, according to data released April 19 by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center ...more

Lake Tahoe's clarity decline blamed on rainy weather
Las Vegas Review-Journal Capital Bureau - April 25, 2016 - Lake Tahoe's famed waters lost clarity in 2015, due in part to warmer waters and more rain than snow the previous winter, researchers said Tuesday. The annual report released by the Tahoe Environmental Research ...more

Lake Tahoe water clarity declined in 2015
Daily Democrat - April 19, 2016 - Clarity levels at Lake Tahoe in 2015 declined in both summer and winter, due in part to warmer waters, according to researchers at UC Davis, who have studied the lake for the last half-century. Data released Tuesday by the UCD Tahoe ...more

Lake Tahoe water clarity declined in 2015
The Davis Enterprise - April 20, 2016 - Clarity levels at Lake Tahoe in 2015 declined in both summer and winter, due in part to warmer waters, according to researchers at UC Davis, who have studied the lake for the last half-century. Data released Tuesday by the UCD Tahoe ...more

Lake Tahoe Clarity Declines, But it's Not a Long-Term Trend
iHeartRADIO - April 19, 2016 - It was a little harder to see down into Lake Tahoe last year than it was the year before, and researchers say the drought is a contributor to the decline in Tahoe's clarity. The measurements taken through 2015 put Tahoe's average visibility ...more

Lack of snow made Lake Tahoe murkier last year
The Sacramento Bee - April 19, 2016 - The pristine blue waters of Lake Tahoe were murkier last year and researchers say a lack of mountain snow was likely to blame. UC Davis researchers announced Tuesday that Tahoe's clarity declined in both summer ...more

Scientists: Lake Tahoe's clarity declined nearly 5 feet in 2015
Tahoe Daily Tribune - April 20, 2016 - Clarity levels at Lake Tahoe in 2015 declined in both summer and water, due in part to warmer waters, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis, who have studied the lake for the last half-century. ...more

Lake Tahoe's clarity drops five feet
South Tahoe Now - April 20, 2016 - Warmer water led to a loss in clarity of Lake Tahoe in 2015, according to data released Tuesday by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. The average annual clarity ...more

Researchers: Rain, Lack of Snow Caused Murkier Lake Tahoe
Nevada Public Radio - April 21, 2016 - (AP)

Researchers say rain and lack of snow caused Tahoe murkiness
KOLO 8 - April 20, 2016 - (AP)

Researchers: Rain, lack of snow caused murkier Lake Tahoe
KSBY TV - April 20, 2016 - (AP)

Researchers: Rain, lack of snow caused murkier Lake Tahoe
KTNV Las Vegas - April 20, 2016 - (AP)

Researchers: Rain, lack of snow caused murkier Lake Tahoe
The Fresno Bee - April 20, 2016 - (AP)

Researchers say the waters of Lake Tahoe grew murkier in 2015, in part because of a lack of mountain snow
Greenfield Daily Reporter - April 20, 2016 - (AP)

Rain, lack of snow caused murkier Lake Tahoe
Las Vegas Sun - April 20, 2016 - (AP)

Researchers: Rain, lack of snow caused murkier Lake Tahoe
Merced Sun-Star - April 20, 2016 - (AP)

Researchers: Rain, lack of snow caused murkier Lake Tahoe
The Modesto Bee - April 20, 2015 - (AP)

Researchers: What caused murky Tahoe in 2015
Reno Gazette -Journal - April 20, 2016 - (AP)

Researchers say the waters of Lake Tahoe grew murkier in 2015, in part because of a lack of mountain snow
The Republic - April 20, 2016 - (AP)

Researchers: Rain, lack of snow caused murkier Lake Tahoe
SF Gate - April 20, 2016 - (AP)

Researchers: Rain, lack of snow caused murkier Lake Tahoe
San Luis Obispo Tribune - April 20, 2016 - (AP)

As with lakes around world, water temperature in Lake Tahoe rising
SF Gate - January 18, 2016 - Like hundreds of lakes around the world, Lake Tahoe has been warming steadily for more than 40 years, with surface temperatures rising faster than the global warming rate of oceans and the atmosphere, an international ...more