Lake Tahoe Climate Change Science Synthesis – Aquatic Resources
Prepared by 2NDNATURE and Environmental Incentives.
Executive Summary excerpt
This document synthesizes existing scientific information related to climate drivers and aquatic resources to inform climate change planning and resource management decisions in the Lake Tahoe Basin. This synthesis aims to make global climate change science information accessible and relevant to Lake Tahoe Basin resource managers to inform decision making that will improve the resiliency of the Lake Tahoe physical and human systems to climate change. It also aims to improve policy and decision makers’ understanding of the vulnerability of Lake Tahoe systems to climate change, including the level of uncertainty contained in future climate projections and anticipated impacts. The document has been thoroughly reviewed by scientists with expertise in the systems climate change impacts on natural systems to ensure accuracy of its content. Timely and regular communication of science related to anticipated climate change impacts will help decision makers identify the best options for protecting Lake Tahoe systems into the future.