Aquatic Invasive Weeds

Aquatic invasive species, including invasive weeds, harm Lake Tahoe by:

  • Severely decreasing recreational uses, such as swimming, boating, water-skiing, and fishing
  • Degrading boats by clogging propellers and cooling intakes
  • Facilitating invasions of other non-native species
  • Altering nutrient cycles, which can contribute to decline of lake clarity

For more information about aquatic invasive species identification, monitoring, water craft inspections and other projects at Lake Tahoe, go to the Tahoe RCD Aquatic Invasives Species site.