Lake Tahoe EIP

Nearshore Human Health Monitoring

Project Number
04.01.02.0039
Action Priority
Implement Programmatic Monitoring and Reporting
Implementers
Nevada Tahoe Conservation District
Primary Contact
Meghan Kelly (mkelly@ntcd.org)
Stage
Completed
Duration
2018 - 2019
Science Program Implement Programmatic Monitoring and Reporting
Periodic monitoring of harmful microorganisms and toxins that affect human health is necessary to ensure public safety and recreational enjoyment of Lake Tahoe’s nearshore waters, and to inform possible management actions. The assessment included Fecal Indicating Bacteria (FIB), (which include total coliform, Escherichia coli (E. coli), and fecal coliform), and cyanotoxins, which can be produced during Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) of organisms such as cyanobacteria.

Key Accomplishments

Accomplishments to be provided upon completion of project

Threshold Categories

  • Recreation
  • Water Quality
typical summer scene during water quality sampling
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Credit: NTCD typical summer scene during water quality sampling

Location