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Pacific Southwest Research Station
Tahoe Science Projects supported by SNPLMA
Using Fingerprinting to Determine Sources of Highway Sediment
This study will use chemical fingerprinting to identify and map highway and road sources of fine sediment that is entering and has historically entered Lake Tahoe through stormwater runoff and streams. Fingerprinting will use a full suite of major ions and trace elements, including rare earth elements (REEs), strontium (87/86), and lead (206/207/208) isotopes.
Full title: Determining sources of highway runoff fine sediment in stormwater, streams, and Lake Tahoe using fingerprinting techniques
Lead Researchers: Jim Thomas and Alan Heyvaert, Desert Research Institute
Timeframe: July 2008 through June 2010 (2 years)
Expected date of final products: June 2011.
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