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“Snapshot” Day is Saturday

Tribune staff report

League to Save Lake Tahoe on Saturday holds its 14th annual Snapshot Day, a citizen-based effort to take a “snapshot” of water quality throughout the Lake Tahoe and Truckee River watershed.

Information from water samples gathered by volunteers is compiled into long-term data sets.

From 9 a.m. to noon, volunteer teams led by trained group leaders will fan out to take samples and measurements at various locations. Teams will field test streams for dissolved oxygen, total dissolved solids, pH and temperature, and take water samples that will be analyzed for turbidity, nutrients, sediment and bacteria.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome. The event is sponsored by the League to Save Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Water Suppliers Association, Tahoe Resource Conservation District, Nevada Department of Environmental Protection, University of California Cooperative Extension, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Incline Village General Improvement District, Tahoe Water Suppliers Association, University of California, Davis and the Truckee River Watershed Council.

Register online at http://www.snapshotday.org or call local site leader Melissa Thaw at 530-541-5388 to volunteer.

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