Lake Tahoe EIP

Mysis Shrimp Removal

Project Number
Action Priority
Conduct Applied Scientific Research
UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center
Primary Contact
Alison Toy (
2018 - 2020
Science Program Conduct Applied Scientific Research
An effort to improve lake clarity through ecological restoration. Removing Mysis shrimp to the point where Daphnia can return throughout the lake and help restore water clarity. This two year long project entails locating and quantifying Mysis shrimp followed by the manual harvest of a target number of shrimp in Emerald Bay. TERC’s largest research vessel, the R/V John Le Conte, has been fitted with specialty instrumentation and equipment for the project. Researchers and graduate students are using a Biosonics split beam echo-sounder to determine, in real-time, where Mysids are feeding at night.

Key Accomplishments

Accomplishments to be provided upon completion of project

Threshold Categories

  • Water Quality

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