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RGJ: New Rules to Protect Lake Tahoe's Clarity

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State and federal environmental regulators are moving ahead with new rules and strategies to protect the clarity of Lake Tahoe.

Last week, California water quality officials approved plans to reduce the amount of fine sediments discharged into the lake.

Tahoe's waters were so clear several decades ago, that one could see to depths of more than 100 feet.

The average clarity in recent years is 75 feet, thanks to runoff and algae associated with development.

According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, the goal is to reduce sediments from urban runoff by 30% over 15 years.

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