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Lake Tahoe — A stunning sunrise over Emerald Bay on the western side of Lake Tahoe, California. The USGS conducts a wide range of science in Lake Tahoe including water quality monitoring, streamgaging, bathymetry, aerial LiDAR, historic use of aerial photography, and more. This wide range of consistent, reliable, long-term data and maps are crucial for evaluating and maintaining the lake and basin. USGS researchers are working to rapidly deliver the best science possible in the on-going effort to protect, preserve and restore the spectacular national treasure, Lake Tahoe.

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Photo credit: Sue B (firago on Flickr). Thanks to Sue for sharing this photo with the USGS Science in Action Flickr Group! Share your earth science photo for a chance to be featured in upcoming USGS products and social media:

Source Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe
Author U.S. Geological Survey from Reston, VA, USA


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