SB1 Case Study: A Climate Adaptation Strategy for the Lake Tahoe Basin



California Tahoe Conservancy (CTC)




The California Tahoe Conservancy (Conservancy) developed an inter-agency climate adaptation strategy for the Lake Tahoe Basin (Basin); the SB 1 - funded project represents the transportation element of the strategy. The project aimed to develop a strategy that provided recommendations for addressing climate adaptation deficiencies and served as a basis for updates to several critical regional plans and programs, including the Regional Transportation Plan, the Sustainability Action Plan (per Senate Bill 375), and Area Plans. This project used downscaled climate model projections for the Basin, assessed the vulnerability of the Basin's infrastructure, transportation network, and economy to climate change-related impacts such as rising temperatures and extreme events, and developed an interagency and multi-sectoral climate adaptation strategy.

Climate Impact Tags

Drought Extreme storms Flooding Snowpack Temperature Wildfire

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 1: Define, Explore, and Initiate Phase 2: Assess Vulnerability Phase 3: Define Adaptation Framework and Strategies

Resource Type Tags

ICARP Case Study


Extent: El Dorado County, Placer County


Last updated: June 25, 2024