Suspended Sediment Load (Surface Runoff) is include in the Threshold Dashboard. Threshold Indicators are evaluated against Threshold Standards every 4 years. Thresholds are environmental goals and standards for the Lake Tahoe Basin that indirectly define the capacity of the Region to accommodate additional land development.


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Fine Sediment Particle load measured at outfalls around the Tahoe Basin. Total for “consistent sites” refers to sites that were monitored in both 2014 and 2015. Sites that have no data for 2014 were only installed for water year 2015. Source: Tahoe Resource Conservation District

Applicable Standard

Reduce total annual nutrient and suspended sediment loads as necessary to achieve loading thresholds for tributaries and littoral and pelagic Lake Tahoe.

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