Cultured Periphyton: Demonstrating an Ecologically-Based Process for Nutrient and Fine Sediment Removal in the Lake Tahoe Basin

Affiliation(s)PIProject periodFunded by
DHS Heyvaert, Alan C. 08/01/2007 - 06/30/2009 Nevada Tahoe Conservation District

Project Description

A pilot study utilizing cultured periphyton to treat stormwater runoff was conducted in 2006 at the field laboratory of the UCD Tahoe Environmental Research Center in Tahoe City, California. The results of that study provided encouraging results. This demonstration project reprsents the next step in development, through deployment and testing this technology in a real world application.