Harvesting and Water Quality
Cyanobacteria (Blue-Green Algae) Information
A cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) bloom was detected in the West Tahoe Keys Lagoon on August 15, 2017. TKPOA responded, working with regulatory agencies and taking precautionary steps to protect residents and visitors from any potentially harmful effects of the bloom. While the bloom has since dissipated, it is important to be aware of the issue and to understand that under the right conditions (increased nutrients in the water from runoff in Lake Tahoe, high temperatures), a bloom could occur in the future. Residents are asked to report potential blooms to TKPOA staff.
Algae blooms do not effect drinking water, and have been increasingly common around the state and country.
If another bloom occurs, take the following precautions: