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August 19, 2013
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State announces agreements to improve Tahoe’s clarity

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has entered into agreements with Douglas and Washoe counties and the Nevada Department of Transportation to implement the Lake Tahoe total maximum daily load. The measurement is a science-based effort aimed at restoring the lake’s historic clarity. The bi-state effort is based on findings that indicate the majority of fine sediment and phosphorous pollutants impacting clarity are delivered to the lake via stormwater runoff from developed lands. Accordingly, Nevada and California local governments and state transportation agencies are responsible for controlling stormwater discharges from their respective jurisdictions. Nevada’s environmental agency sought to use a …

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The Record Courier Updated Aug 23, 2013 11:51AM Published Aug 20, 2013 07:06PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.