The California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Angora Project

Affiliation(s)PIProject periodFunded by
DHS Heyvaert, Alan C. 11/01/2009 - 06/30/2010 University of California, Davis

Project Description

Between June 24 and July 10, 2007, the Angora Fire burned approximately three thousand one hundred (3,100) acres in the Tahoe Basin. The effects of this fire have the potential to significantly increase sediment and nutrient loading to Lake Tahoe. The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board) and other Tahoe agency representatives identified the need to monitor the effects on water quality and subsequent restoration efforts. Therefore, the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) allocated funding to UC Davis and the Desert Research Institute (DRI) for coordinated assessment of water quality effects resulting from the Angora wildfire.