Millions to Revitalize Lake
Federal lawmakers are introducing a fourth legislative attempt to provide millions of environmental relief funds for Lake Tahoe, located on the border of California and Nevada. A bipartisan effort between Democratic and Republican senators from both states has resulted in the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2015, which asks for $415 million.
Part of this amount will go towards stormwater management, erosion control, and watershed restoration projects. The rest of the funds will be divided between wildfire prevention, invasive species management, as well as environmental protection and improvement programs.
If approved, the act would allow for hundreds of millions of dollars to be spent in the Tahoe basin over a period of 10 years. Lake restoration efforts have been ongoing since 1997, and have so far cost $1.7 billion.