The sun is finally out and spring has finally arrived at Tahoe!
The rapidly melting snowpack is filling the lake at a record pace! Marinas are starting to open, boats are going in the water and the buzz of an epic summer is already in the air.
Due to excessively cold-water temps, the lake water has ‘flipped’ from top to bottom and has produced clarity that hasn’t been seen since the 1980s!
Lake Tahoe is the clearest it’s been since the 1980s, according to new report
The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center and Tahoe Regional Planning Agency released findings from the Annual Lake Tahoe Clarity Report, which showed average clarity – or how deep a 10” white disk can be lowered into Lake Tahoe before it becomes invisible from the surface – of 71.9 feet for the year 2022.
After decades of steady water clarity loss in the latter half of the 20th century, organized conservation efforts by the League and others helped stop the decline and stabilize Lake Tahoe’s world-famous water clarity. Since 2000, multi-year average clarity measurements, which are more telling of Lake health than annual averages, have remained stable.
Courtesy of Keep Tahoe Blue