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Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
Tahoe Science Projects supported by SNPLMA
Development of a water quality modeling toolbox to inform pollutant reduction planning, implementation planning and adaptive management
Final Report [pdf]
Please contact Dr. Goloka Sahoo with questions regarding the reports and additional data files associated with this project.
The goals of this project were to (1) work with Lake Tahoe Basin water quality regulatory agencies to formally develop the envisioned Tahoe Water Quality Tool Box, (2) package selected models to include user-friendly protocols, documentation and application formats, leading to a means for technology transfer to basin users, (3) create conceptual and operational linkages between individual models as appropriate, and (4) update the Watershed Model to better address the critical issue of wildfire and pollutant runoff.
It is recognized by both researchers and environmental managers that the use of models for water quality planning at Lake Tahoe has just started with the current Lake Tahoe Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) effort. This project was intended to extend this process by using the Tool Box concept to help organize and integrate the current loose confederation of models. This study was intended to establish a framework for future model development, application and revision; it was not intended to physically create all possible model linkages nor address all management questions.
The specific objectives of the project were to:
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