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Oct. 6 discussion: Winter is coming – is Lake Tahoe ready?

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Everyone hopes for a winter of big storms at Lake Tahoe. Recent media hype evokes images of a “Godzilla” El Niño.

But for Tahoe, big storms come with big impacts to lake clarity, as snowmelt and stormwater runoff transport pollutants and fine sediment into the Lake.

So how do Tahoe communities protect the Lake from big storm events?

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, the League to Save Lake Tahoe invites the public to a fun and informative evening with an expert panel to discuss how runoff from big storms can convey pollution to Lake Tahoe.

Hear what Tahoe’s communities are doing to address stormwater pollution and find out how you can get involved in the League’s Pipe Keepers program to investigate the stormwater impacts of your own neighborhood.

The free event is set for 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the North Tahoe Events Center in Kings Beach.

It will include a presentation with the following experts, followed by a Q-and-A session moderated by League Natural Resources Manager Zack Bradford:

• Cindy Gustafson, General Manager, Tahoe City Public Utility District

• Kansas McGahan, Senior Engineer, Placer County Department of Public Works

• Heather Segale, Education and Outreach Director, UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center

• Savannah Rudroff, Natural Resources Associate, League to Save Lake Tahoe

This article was submitted by the League to Save Lake Tahoe. RSVP at keeptahoeblue.org/rsvp or 530-541-5388. A companion event will be hosted in South Lake Tahoe on Tuesday, Oct. 13.