Publications, Sponsors and Contact Information

Publications/Presentations/In the News

Lake Tahoe Nearshore Evaluation and Monitoring Framework

This project represented a collaborative step between the science community and the resource management agencies to develop a comprehensive approach for assessing and managing the nearshore ecology and aesthetics of Lake Tahoe. 

Heyvaert, A.C., Reuter, J.E., Chandra, S., Susfalk, R.B., Schaldow, S.G. Hackley, S.H. 2013. Lake Tahoe Nearshore Evaluation and Monitoring Framework. Final Report prepared for the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station.

Taylor, K., R. Susfalk, M. Shanafield, and G. Schladow, 2004. Nearshore clarity of Lake Tahoe: Status and Causes of Reduction.

Taylor, K. Investigation of nearshore turbidity at Lake Tahoe: report on nearshore studies from August 2000 to March 2002.


nearshore tahoe clearwaterCurrent and previous research is supported by several organizations, including the following.

We would also like to thank the following: Sand Harbor State Park, the League to Save Lake Tahoe, Incline Village General Improvement District, Tahoe Keys Marina, Tahoe City Marina

Contact Us

nearshore tahoe bluewaterFor information about the nearshore water clarity project please contact:

Dr. Alan Heyvaert
Director of the Center for Watersheds and Environmental Sustainability
Desert Research Institute
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512

Phone: 775.673.7322
Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Participating researchers: Rick Susfalk, Brian Fitzgerald, Angela Stevens, Jared McCrum, Andrea Buxton, Raph Townsend, Collin Strasenburgh

Site designed by Angela Stevens, with contributions from Justin Broglio and many others. Photos taken by Angela Stevens.