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Water clarity levels improve in Lake Tahoe

Clarity levels at Lake Tahoe in 2014 showed the biggest improvements in more than a decade, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis, who have studied the lake for the last half century. 

dateApr 08, 2015 in Environment
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NASA image: Rim Fire update Sept. 02, 2013

The Rim Fire in and around Yosemite National Park, which began on August 17, 2013 is now the fourth largest fire in California's history. According to Inciweb.org for Sept. 02, 2013: "The Rim Fire grew approximately ...

dateSep 03, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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NASA image: Rim Fire in California

The Rim Fire began in California on August 17, 2013. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. This fire is treacherous and has tripled in size in the last few days to now over 106,000 acres. The ...

dateAug 26, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Big trout saved from close call with extinction

Hour after hour, Brian Dunn lofted his fly line into the turquoise-blue water of this shimmering desert lake north of Reno. Finally, just after lunch, his line straightened and a smile spread on his face. Before long, a 6-pound, ...

dateMay 13, 2013 in Ecology
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Lake Tahoe water clarity the best in 10 years

(Phys.org)—Lake Tahoe's clarity improved in 2012 for the second year in a row, and its waters were the clearest in 10 years, according to University of California, Davis, scientists who study the lake. ...

dateFeb 28, 2013 in Environment
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Five acres of mats for Tahoe Asian clam project

Rubber barriers bound for the lakebed of Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay are being assembled at the University of California, Davis, as part of the biggest Asian clam control project in the lake's history. UC Davis scientists, staff ...

dateOct 17, 2012 in Environment
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Climate impacts Lake Tahoe clarity and health

(Phys.org) -- Despite an extreme weather year, overall clarity at Lake Tahoe improved in 2011. Yet underlying trends portray a more complex picture of the Lake Tahoe ecosystem, according to the annual “Tahoe: ...

dateAug 10, 2012 in Environment
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