Attached algae or periphyton refers to a suite of organisms that grow attached to submerged surfaces (e.g., rocks, boats, buoys, piers). In Lake Tahoe, these include stalked diatoms, filamentous green algae, and cyanophytes. Excessive periphyton growth impacts the aesthetic qualities and impairs beneficial use of the shorezone. Regional programs such as stormwater reduction aim to reduce the amount of algae in the nearshore. Algae in the nearshore is monitored by UC Davis.
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