“On Monday, Nov. 4, regional experts will present information to the public about the impacts of historic mining pollution in our community. Specific sites in Nevada County that will be covered include Hirschman’s Pond, the Deer Creek Tribute Trail bridge site and Lonesome Lake on the San Juan Ridge, according to a news release issued by The Sierra Fund.
“Winter is back at Lake Tahoe — and residents couldn’t be more pleased.
“A winter weather advisory ended at noon Monday for the greater Truckee/Tahoe region, with as much as 6 to 10 inches of snow likely above 7,000 feet, according to the National Weather Service in Reno. Three to 6 inches are possible at lake level.”
“A recent report is aiming to take care of Lake Tahoe’s near shore waters.
“The Lake Tahoe Nearshore Evaluation and Monitoring Framework was designed by the nonprofit organization Desert Research Institute, with University of Nevada, Reno and University of California, Davis researchers, in order to compile existing data and findings about the lake’s near shore water quality.”
“Lake Tahoe’s famously blue waters – which make it the clearest lake of its size in the United States – attract three million visitors to California and Nevada each year. But decades of development, and now climate change, threaten this national treasure.
“South Lake Tahoe City Council adopted an ordinance to ban the use of plastic bags for customer products at retail stores in a 3-2 decision Tuesday. … The ordinance states the city would like residents and visitors to use reusable bags.”
Water Education Foundation’s new Sept./Oct. 2013 issue of Western Water discusses some of the issues associated with the effort to preserve and restore the clarity of Lake Tahoe. Read more at Western Water
“California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation over the weekend that reaffirms the state’s commitment to working with Nevada to preserve Lake Tahoe. Nevada had threatened to quit the bi-state agency that has controlled development around the lake for more than 40 years.”
From the San Francisco Chronicle, in a commentary by Tom Mooers:
“Lake Tahoe is no stranger to wild development schemes.
“The latest threat to the Tahoe Sierra centers on Squaw Valley, where developers are proposing a series of high-rise hotels and condos – even an indoor amusement park the likes of which the Sierra has never seen.”
“Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation that promises the state will continue to work with neighboring Nevada in managing Lake Tahoe, and formally puts to rest a few years of bickering that had threatened to dismantle the decades-old partnership.”
From the Los Angeles Times, in a commentary by E. Clement Shute Jr.:
“The Times’ characterization in its Sept. 15 article on the agreement between California and Nevada on development at Lake Tahoe as a win for Nevada reflects a misunderstanding of what occurred and what it means for environmental improvement at the lake.”
“Lake Tahoe and the Reno area will serve as the backdrop for the movie with the working title ‘Shark Movie.’ It features a carnivorous beast raising havoc in the tranquil waters of the azure alpine lake.”
“Protecting this natural wonder, set in a mountain-ringed bowl 6,225 feet atop the Sierra Nevada, would have been difficult enough. But its placement, straddling the California-Nevada border, brings the two states into play, with sometimes-competing visions for the lake’s future. …
“A bill now on the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown of California would renew the compact with Nevada.
“Nearly all of the 150 people who work for the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit were furloughed from work Tuesday and, if the federal government does not come out of its shutdown, will not return today.”