It has been four years since Nevada Irrigation District (NID) passed closed-session Resolution 2014-43, authorizing a water rights application for a “water storage project on the Bear River” without any public comment or board discussion. This was the beginning of Centennial Dam. Since then, SYRCL and others have tried to bring Centennial Dam into public purview to promote transparency and open dialogue.
With longtime general manager Richard Solbrig retiring in January, South Tahoe Public Utility District was in need of a new leader. Now, the district believes it has found its man. John Thiel, a 26-year veteran of the utility district, has been tapped to take the reigns at STPUD following Solbrig’s retirement.
Fall on the Yuba River is extraordinary. Donner Trail Elementary is steeped in environmental education and nestled next to the Yuba River, and we take full advantage of the opportunity to study the river, its riparian environment, and the importance of exposing students to their habitat.
The results of the 2017 clarity report for Lake Tahoe showed that it declined to an all-time low of less than 60 feet. This should be alarming to Tahoe Basin property owners. It continues a stair-step trend of decreasing lake clarity that started in the 1960s.
“A cooling trend is expected through much of the upcoming week, with temperatures remaining near seasonal averages through next weekend,” states the weather service. As for precipitation, there doesn’t appear to be any in sight for the foreseeable future.
A man from Mexico pleaded guilty Monday to growing marijuana in a way that was toxic to the Sequoia National Forest, according to federal officials. … A large amount of ammonium nitrate and other fertilizers were found at the site, as well as insecticide containers and trash.
The Tahoe City Public Utility District and Placer County officials celebrated the reopening of Truckee River Trail after a summer-long reconstruction project. ”Trails are beloved by our community, both our visitors and our residents and it’s so critically important to our community,” said Cindy Gufstason, chief executive officer of the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association.
Local water providers will host a meeting Wednesday to update the community on a toxic underground plume near the Y in South Lake Tahoe. The groundwater contaminant tetrachloroethylene, or PCE as it is commonly known, was first found in drinking water wells near the Y in 1989.
Predicting how a ski season will unfold is an imperfect science. Will an El Nino save the day, or will it be another dry year? Skiers are perennially optimistic, and California resorts are playing their aces with grooming improvements, building renovations and emphasis on beginner terrain.
From Water | Food | Environment — The Blog of David Guy:
Every year my family looks forward to visiting Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park—where you not only experience the beautiful alpine meadow, but you can also take in one of the wonderful presentations at the Parsons Memorial Lodge.
Long accustomed to dealing with bad news “garbage” bears that become hooked on improperly stored trash at homes and businesses around Lake Tahoe, Nevada wildlife officials say they’re increasingly responding to a new kind of troublemaker they’ve started calling “drought” bears.
A Ghost Ships exhibit at the Tahoe Maritime Museum highlights some of the many underwater stories and secrets Lake Tahoe has harbored, and offers some hints about may what yet be found in her famously clear, cold depths. The exhibit runs through April 2015.
Five hundred million dollars in road and water-quality improvements are underway on the California side of Lake Tahoe. … The new roads are designed to collect storm water and filter out pollution in 30-by-60-foot sand pits.
“Residents were told they could return to some 1,000 mountain homes on the southern end of California’s Sierra Nevada range as firefighters stunted the growth of a wildfire, one of several wildland blazes making problems for western states.”