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Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
Tahoe Science Projects supported by SNPLMA
Potential for pathogen growth, fecal indicator growth and phosphorus release under clam removal barriers in the Lake Tahoe Basin
Final Report [pdf]
Please contact Dr. Stefan Wuertz with questions regarding the final report.
A rapid increase in the Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea) population, an invasive species considered to be a major threat to Lake Tahoe, has been reported in the lake since 2008. One possible remedy to manage the spread of Asian clams is placing rubber barriers on top of clam beds, which creates anoxic conditions that eventually suffocate the clams underneath. Although a pilot-scale experiment conducted in Lake Tahoe showed that Asian clams were effectively killed by this treatment, it is necessary to evaluate the water quality impacts prior to its large-scale implementation.
Using microcosm laboratory experiments that mimicked winter and summer-like conditions under the rubber barriers, this project examined:
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