Tahoe Stormwater Particle Assessment and Management for Urban and Roadway Runoff

Affiliation(s)PIProject periodFunded by
DHS Heyvaert, Alan C. 09/02/2010 - 10/31/2012 USDA - Forest Service

Project Description

The urban portion of the watershed contributes about 70% of the fine sediment that is delivered to Lake Tahoe. These fine particles significantly affect water clarity in this otherwise pristine lake. Current pollutant reduction strategies are targeting their removal through erosion control and stormwater treatment projects. The investment of significant financial resources to improve the Lake's clarity requires that our understanding of the sources, transport and potential for removal of these particles from urban stormwater be accelerated. The intent of this project is to add to our current, yet incomplete knowledge concerning fine particles.