- Deepwater Plants of Lake Tahoe
- Deepwater Plants
- Each Unit (number)
- VP16: Provide for the non-degradation of the natural qualities of any plant community that is uncommon to the Basin or of exceptional scientific, ecological, or scenic value. This threshold shall apply to the deep-water plants of Lake Tahoe.
Three indicators are used to assess the status of deepwater plant communities:
1) absolute and relative plant composition determined from (plant dry mass per unit area), 2) plant community production measured using change in dissolved oxygen with incubations in the laboratory, and 3) the depth and spatial extent of plant beds on the lake bottom as determined by divers.
- This Indicator is reported in the following LT Info areas:
No Subcategories for this Indicator.
Program Deep Water Plants Monitoring
The data used in this assessment was collected in 2008, 2009 and 2013 in an attempt to find endemic invertebrates and the deep water plants they depend on. Divers investigated the spatial extent and depth profiles of the only two known beds at Camp Richardson and the South Shore Mound during the 2013 survey. Routine monitoring is not currently underway for this indicator.
Associated Programs data not provided.