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Lake Tahoe climate change presentation set for next week

Staff report

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Renowned limnologist Dr. Charles Goldman will lead a Tahoe-themed presentation, "The Impact of Climatic Change and Global Warming on Inland Waters of the World," at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences building at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village.

According to a press release, UC Davis research at Lake Tahoe began with Goldman who, in 1959, formed the Tahoe Research Group and began regularly monitoring Lake Tahoe.

Goldman has since successfully combined effective research and social action with his pioneering studies of lake eutrophication (the dense growth of algae and other organisms). More than 40 years of extensive, internationally renowned, long-term investigations provided clear evidence for the onset of cultural eutrophication in Lake Tahoe and have served as the underlying basis for nearly all major policy decisions regarding water quality in the Tahoe Basin, including exportation of sewage and solid waste, strict control on building, installation of major erosion control projects, protection of wetlands, establishment of water quality thresholds, control of nonpoint source pollution, controls on dredging, and many others.

The presentation is free, although a $5 donation is suggested. For more details, contact Heather Segale at 775-881-7562 or hmsegale@ucdavis.edu.