LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) – Lake Tahoe is among hundreds of lakes worldwide that researchers say are warming due to climate change.
The study funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation was presented this week at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.READ MORE: Raging Fire Tears Through 100-Year-Old Modesto Lumber Yard
The study used 25 years of satellite and on-scene measurements of 235 lakes representing more than half of the world’s freshwater supply.READ MORE: Several Dogs Rescued In Raid Of Alleged Fighting Dog Breeder In El Dorado County
It found that lakes are warming an average of 0.61 degree each decade, raising concerns about freshwater supplies and ecosystems. Researchers say that wide temperature swings can cause a lake’s life forms to change dramatically or disappear.MORE NEWS: Victor Ponce, Fugitive Accused Of Lewd Acts With Child In Sacramento, Arrested In Mexico
Lake Tahoe on the California-Nevada border had a temperature increase above the average – 0.97 degree when measured by hand and 1.28 degrees measured by satellite.