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Project: Climate Adaptation Action Plan

Description: The Conservancy will develop a Lake Tahoe Basinwide climate adaptation action plan (Plan) in collaboration with agency partners. The planning effort includes a synthesis of climate science as it relates to the Basin and a vulnerability assessment (VA) that uses downscaled climate models to identify the types and locations where vulnerabilities exist in the Basin's natural environment, the built environment, and recreation-based economy. The Plan will be developed using the results of the vulnerability assessment to create strategies and specific recommendations to address the impacts of rising temperatures and extreme weather events. Additional Tasks for this project are Infographics for the final CAAP VA report and 2019 Lake Tahoe Summit, additional VAs for recreation, cultural landscapes, and public health. Staff will participate in the analysis and coordination of the climate change impacts to support the interagency Lak Tahoe West Restoration Partnership and Upper Truckee RIver Restoration Strategy by providing guidance for landscape-scale restoration and subsequent site-specific projects. Prop 68 will allow current Basinwide Climate Adaptation Action Plan efforts to continue.

Reference Number: 31250000CLIMATE

Implemented By: CA Tahoe Conservancy, California Tahoe Conservancy, Various Consultants

Objective: Develop a climate adaptation action plan that can be used to direct efforts for large landscape and smaller site-specific projects.

Type: Monitoring, Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $574,301.60

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2024    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: El Dorado, Placer

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes Located In Severely Disadvantaged Community: No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 50, Lake Tahoe water quality improvement - EIP3/23/2018$293,718.61
Prop. 1, Ecosystem, Watershed Protection and Restoration11/27/2018$137,582.99
Prop. 68, Tahoe Conservancy Prop. 68 Program5/15/2019$143,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Research/Planning (including Science)   

Water Action Plan Target

Make Conservation a California Way of LifeAction Description
Increase Regional Self-Reliance and Integrated Water Management Across All Levels of GovernmentAction Description
Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description
Manage and Prepare for Dry PeriodsAction Description
Expand Water Storage Capacity and Improve Groundwater ManagementAction Description
Provide Safe Water for All CommunitiesAction Description
Increase Flood ProtectionAction Description
Increase Operational and Regulatory EfficiencyAction Description


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