California Tahoe Conservancy
The California Tahoe Conservancy (Conservancy) is developing an inter-agency climate adaptation strategy for the Lake Tahoe Basin (Basin), and this project represents the transportation element of the strategy. The aim of this project is to develop a strategy that provides recommendations for addressing climate adaptation deficiencies, serving as a basis for updates to several critical regional plans and programs. This project will downscale climate model projections for the Basin, assess the vulnerability of the Basin’s infrastructure, transportation network, and economy to climate change-related impacts such as rising temperatures and extreme events, and develop an interagency and multi-sectoral climate adaptation strategy. Local jurisdictions in the Basin will be able to draw upon the climate projections, vulnerability assessment, and strategy when addressing climate change adaptation in their general plans.
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