Lake Tahoe’s pelagic waters are the deeper waters of the lake. In addition to aesthetic enjoyment, the exceptional quality of the lake’s water supports a number of beneficial uses related to human and environmental health, including drinking water supply, water contact recreation, wildlife habitat, and aquatic life and habitat. The pelagic waters of Lake Tahoe are adversely impacted by increased nutients from development in the Region and climate change. Attaining and maintaining a high level of clarity and exceptional water quality is a primary goal of the pelagic standards, with regional programs such as reducing stormwater pollution aimed at acheiving these goals. 

 

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