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Counties States and Feds Work Together to Solve Lake's Problems

TitleCounties States and Feds Work Together to Solve Lake's Problems
Author/CreatorCobourn, John; Purdy, Shelly; Segale, Heather M.
Related item(s)Press Release available at
Date Original2004
Summary/DescriptionLake Tahoe Report Segment #7 - "Working Together"(Air Date: March 18, 2003). Juan Palma, Executive Director of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, and Heather Segale from the Lake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition discuss the regional Environmental Improvement Program (EIP).
SubjectTahoe, Lake, Watershed (Calif. and Nev.) -- Environmental conditions
LocationLake Tahoe (Calif. and Nev.)
Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)
CollectionThe Lake Tahoe Report
Original PublisherLake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition (
Electronic PublisherUniversity of Nevada, Reno - Department of Teaching and Learning Technologies
Ordering and Permissions InformationFor more information, contact the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, or 775-832-4138.
Date Digital2004-12-06
RelationRequires Windows Media Player
Resource TypeMoving Image
Contributing InstitutionUniversity of Nevada, Reno
TranscriptionSegment 7 - Air Date: March 18 ((ANCHOR INTRO)) Over the past six weeks we've gone over some of the major environmental problems facing Lake Tahoe. In this week's Lake Tahoe Report, Shelly Purdy takes a look at the multi-million dollar effort to save the lake. ((TAKE PKG)) ((Track 1)) We've shown you the many problems facing Lake Tahoe - including air pollution, sediments, algae growth and so forth. But what you may not know is the huge effort underway to turn those problems around. Federal, state and local governments along with other organizations are all working together to implement a massive envieonmental improvement program?at a cost of nearly a billion dollars. ((SOT tape 1 @ 18:28 Juan Palma, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency)) "That is a great commitment and honorable commitment for all of us that are involved in trying to protect Lake Tahoe. So the EIP is a tremendous effort of a lot of partnerships and a great investment from all of us here at Lake Tahoe." ((Track 2)) This water quality improvement project is just one of the many EIP programs designed to keep Tahoe blue. This man-made water retention basin is designed to simulate the job a natural wetland would do - by filtering sediments and pollution out of the water. ((Standup tape 7 @ 10:53 Shelly Purdy)) "Despite the fact that water quality projects like this one are designed to improve the overall quality of Lake Tahoe, there has been some public opposition to the EIP program." ((SOT tape 6 @ 17:33 Heather Segale, Lake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition)) "Ironically some people are opposed to these projects when they are underway. When it impacts their own backyard." ((Track 3)) Despite the short term hassle for some, the long term benefits far outweigh any small inconvenience. Because if you live here or just like to visit, we all benefit from a clean and blue Lake Tahoe. With the Lake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition, I'm Shelly Purdy for News Channel 8. ((ANCHOR TAG/STILL STORE)) Fore more information on this massive Environmental Improvement Program underway at Lake Tahoe, visit our website at and go to the links page. In next week's Lake Tahoe Report, Shelly explains the different types of pollution and what each type does to affect the environment.

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