Development of Truckee Marsh into the Tahoe Keys
Infestation & Response:
Investigation & Harvesting:
Curlyleaf Pondweed Detected
Research & Coordination:
Research & Collaboration:
Implementation, Demonstration & Evaluation:
Water Quality in the Lagoons
There are several Water Quality Problems that the TKPOA has spent millions to address.
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)
AIS have taken over the keys lagoons
A few different species of AIS have taken root in the Tahoe Keys lagoons. The most dominant one is Eurasian milfoil that was first sighted the 1980s. Curlyleaf Pond weed was first detected in 2003 and has recently spread throughout most of the Keys Lagoons.
Blue Green Algae
The Tahoe Keys lagoons have seen cyanobacteria blooms since 2017. These blooms usually start during July or August. TKPOA responds to these blooms by working with regulatory agencies and taking precautionary steps to protect residents and visitors from any potentially harmful effects of the bloom. A bloom can occur under the right conditions (increased nutrients in the water from runoff in Lake Tahoe, high temperatures).