Study - Study Warming may threaten Lake Tahoe Mon Mar 24 5:37 PM ET A new study predicts water circulation in Lake Tahoe is being dramatically

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Study: Warming may threaten Lake Tahoe Mon Mar 24, 5:37 PM ET A new study predicts water circulation in Lake Tahoe is being dramatically altered by global warming, threatening the lake's delicate ecosystem and famed clear waters. The University of California, Davis study said one likely consequence is warmer lake temperatures that will mean fewer cold-water native fish and more invasive species — like carp, large-mouth bass and bluegill. "What we expect is that deep mixing of Lake Tahoe's water layers will become less frequent, even nonexistent, depleting the bottom waters of oxygen," said Geoffrey Schladow, director of the Tahoe Environmental Research Center at U.S. Davis. Schladow, Associate Director John Reuter and postdoctoral researcher Goloka Sahoo presented the findings last week in Incline Village at a conference focusing on global warming and deep-water lakes. The changes, the study concluded, could turn Tahoe's famed cobalt-blue waters to a murky green in about a decade. "A permanently stratified Lake Tahoe becomes just like any other lake or pond,"
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course CELL 101 taught by Professor Burdsal during the Spring '08 term at Tulane.

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Study - Study Warming may threaten Lake Tahoe Mon Mar 24 5:37 PM ET A new study predicts water circulation in Lake Tahoe is being dramatically

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