As a new report from the U.S. Drought Monitor reveals that most of California is under extreme or -even worse – exceptional drought, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to maintain the quality of California’s water as drought conditions worsen.
The University of California, Davis released its annual “Tahoe: State of the Lake” report Wednesday. Scientists have been monitoring the lake’s clarity since 1968, when a white disk could be seen as far as 102.4 feet underwater.
Wine growers hoping to expand their vineyards by clearing forested hillsides may face an uphill struggle with regulators concerned about water quality.
A report released Friday by researchers at the Tahoe Environmental Research Center said Tahoe’s waters were clear to an average depth of 64.4 feet, the second lowest clarity depth since record keeping began in 1965.
The report cards are in and while most beaches in the Bay Area passed with flying colors, there are a few that need to improve in terms of water quality.