Implementation of Data Management Structure for Water Quality Threshold Standards 

This work order will address the overlap in existing water quality threshold standards, building on the previous work as a framework for moving toward the Council’s vision for a more accountable and science-based data reporting system. The TRPA requests the Council’s assistance in extending and demonstrating the utility of this approach through the implementation of system structure for the water quality threshold category. 

The work will consider how to integrate and streamline TRPA’s management systems in the Tahoe Basin. The threshold standards reporting system has historically focused on status and trends, while the Environmental Improvement Program (EIP) reporting system has focused on tracking of actions and dollars. The EIP is the Region’s capital improvement program implemented to advance threshold attainment. More explicitly linking these two reporting structures would improve basin management and promote a more holistic understanding of the goals of management actions and reporting on progress toward achieving those goals. 


Contact for more information: Alison Toy; natoy@ucdavis.edu

Related Documents:

DRI WO12, USGS WO8 – Water Quality Threshold – Applying System Structure

“Implementation of a System Structuring Approach for Water Quality Threshold Standards”

Tahoe Science Advisory Council June 2020