Lake Tahoe is regaining legendary clarity, scientists say

Paddleboarders and a kayaker explore Sand Harbor in Incline Village, Nev., on Friday, June 30, 2023. According to research, Lake Tahoe is the clearest its been since the 1980s. To the left, seasonal pine tree pollen can be seen floating on the water. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

LAKE TAHOE – At midnight, researchers aboard the vessel John Le Conte — an old 37-foot diesel-powered salmon trawler — dropped a net into icy cold waters.

What was surprising wasn’t what they caught. It’s what they didn’t: Invasive shrimp, which have long held sway over America’s most famous Alpine

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