The monster that feeds and eats away at Lake Tahoe
is development. Increased development in the area has caused lots of environmental damage and is drastically impacting the health of Lake Tahoe. The development has caused the lake's clarity to decrease, as it floods lake water with sediment. This has led to a decrease in oxygen, which affects the entire aquatic ecosystem. Additionally, pollutants like fertilizer and road runoff have contaminated the lake and made it less hospitable for the native fish, birds, and other species that live there.