By Joanne Marchetta

Column Why Clarity Matters at Lake Tahoe

Despite the implication of the term, clarity has its nuances. It can mean “the quality of being clearly expressed,” which in itself is critical for those of us in the forefront of the effort to restore and preserve Lake Tahoe. After all, if our intentions are not clearly understood, we have difficulty gaining the support needed for success. Then, there are secondary meanings such as “clearness in what somebody is thinking,” or, “the quality of being clear in sound or image.” Finally, clarity can mean, “having a transparent quality.” A primary meaning of the word “clear” is for something to be “free from anything that darkens or obscures.” All of these definitions and meanings have relevance to Lake Tahoe and its future.