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Posted inSci/Tech

Post-Wildfire Step-Pool Streams

April 5, 2019 – Steps and pools are among the most stable and functionally important features in the mountain river landscape. Their stability is important for dissipating stream energy, withstanding ordinary floods and resisting erosion, and regulating the flow and sediment dynamics feeding into lowland areas. Clasts comprising steps also offer habitats for sensitive and […]

Posted inRegional

Underwater surveys in Emerald Bay reveal the nature and activity of Lake Tahoe faults

Boulder, Colo., March 21, 2019 – Emerald Bay, California, a beautiful location on the southwestern shore of Lake Tahoe, is surrounded by rugged landscape, including rocky cliffs and remnants of mountain glaciers. Scenic as it may be, the area is also a complex structural puzzle. Understanding the history of fault movement in the Lake Tahoe […]