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Q: Global warming's effects on lake tahoe ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Global warming's effects on lake tahoe
Category: Science > Earth Sciences
Asked by: jallfreej-ga
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Posted: 22 Jul 2006 22:45 PDT
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Question ID: 748667
Given the recent generally acknowledged trend in global warming, what
are the expected impacts on the water level of lake tahoe?  Are the
levels of the lake expected to rise or fall over the next couple of
decades given the changes in climate most experts expect?  And, if the
info is available, is anyone giving rough estimations of what the rise
or fall of lake levels will be?

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 23 Jul 2006 12:02 PDT
Seems like the effects are a mixed bag -- greater rainfalls and snow
packs that would increase the lake's level, but hotter summers that
would increase evaporation, and increase water drawdowns from the
lake.  The biggest concern seems to be the impact on the lake's famed
clarity, since warmer water and increased nutrient runoff will promote
algae growth, and cloud the lake:$File/nv_impct.pdf
Climate Change and Nevada

Beyond this somewhat dated EPA report, however, there doesn't appear
to be a lot of modelling work on the water levels in Lake Tahoe,
unlike some other regions of the country:
Climate Change and Martha's Vineyard Real Estate Value 

Given the paucity of information available, what more can we do for
you to make for a complete answer to your question?

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Global warming's effects on lake tahoe
From: qed100-ga on 01 Aug 2006 06:58 PDT
I don't know about the effects of global warming on Tahoe. But I do
know the effects political heating had on Tojo. WHHUUMPH!

And also the effect atomic heating had on Toho (studios). WHHUUMPH!!!

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