Invasive species battle at Tahoe expands
TRUCKEE, Calif. – Conservation officials in the Sierra Nevada are expanding their efforts to combat invasive species at Lake Tahoe to other lakes and reservoirs in the area.
The Tahoe Resource Conservation District will work with local officials and conservation groups this summer to try to keep quagga and zebra mussels out of Donner and Independence lakes as well as Stampede, Boca and Prosser Creek reservoirs.
The effort is being funded through a $231,000 grant from the Truckee Meadows Water Authority, the Reno area’s water provider.
Conservation district manager Dave Roberts says while officials ultimately hope to expand boat inspections to the other lakes and reservoirs around Tahoe, many details still need to be worked out.