By Joanne Marchetta, TRPA Executive Director
Punctuating a year of important accomplishments in the restoration of Lake Tahoe was the recent study predicting climate change effects over the next hundred-plus years here. The study by UC Davis scientists and researchers paints a future picture of a lake environment unlike what we know today. The report predicts changes to our forest ecosystem, a reduction in the annual snowpack, and a possible end to the deep mixing of the lake’s water that is so important to Lake Tahoe’s health. The findings are an alarm bell ringing and they underscore the urgency to continue our collective restoration work.