UC Davis Study Shows Lake Tahoe Is Warming Up

UC Davis Study Shows Lake Tahoe Is Warming Up

The waters of Lake Tahoe are warming up at almost twice the rate of the world's oceans, probably as a consequence of global climate change, says a study by the University of California at Davis. This could result in the lake's clear blue waters becoming cloudy and, according to Geoffrey Schladow, director of the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, the environmental changes could eventually affect the state's system of reservoirs and rivers, and the ecological systems they support. Other lakes facing similar changes include the Great Lakes of North America, Lake Zurich in Switzerland, and Lake Tanganyika in Africa.