USDA Forest Service

Pacific Southwest Research Station

Pacific Southwest
Research Station

800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
(510) 883-8830
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Pollutant ReductionStormwater Management

Stormwater carries fine sediments, nutrients, and other pollutants from urban areas and roads threaten the clarity of Lake Tahoe. Research projects are examining how Best Management Practices (BMPs) can avoid generating pollutants in the first place and how to effectively trap them before they enter the lake.

Research Projects

Projects are providing a more detailed understanding of the specific sources of fine sediments, evaluating the impacts of road management practices on pollutant loads, and assessing the effectiveness of BMPs in reducing pollutants.