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Main Title Influences on wastewater management on land use: Tahoe Basin, 1950-1972,
Author Pepper, James E., ; Paper, James E. ; Jorgensen., Robert E.
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Author Title of a Work
Jorgensen, Robert E.,
CORP Author California Univ., Santa Cruz.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Research Development.
Publisher Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-600/5-74-019; EPA-68-01-1842
Stock Number PB-240 247
OCLC Number 01142713
Subjects Water-supply--Tahoe, Lake, Watershed (Calif and Nev) ; Land use--Tahoe, Lake, Watershed (Calif and Nev) ; Water-supply--Tahoe, Lake, Watershed Region (Calif and Nev) ; Land use--Tahoe, Lake, Watershed Region (Calif and Nev)
Additional Subjects Sewage treatment ; Land use ; Lake Tahoe Basin ; Policies ; Waste water ; Land development ; Constraining ; Water quality ; Regional planning ; Local government ; Population growth ; Regulations ; Environmental impacts ; Statistical analysis ; California
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EJBD  EPA 600-5-74-019 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/06/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-74-019 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-5-74-019 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB-240 247 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiv, 167 pages illustrations, maps 27 cm.
Statistical analysis indicates that wastewater infrastructure projects have had a significant influence on the land use pattern in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Land use densities have increased immediately following the expansion of plant capacities in areas serviced by three of the four major wastewater treatment facilities. The subdivision approval rate of raw land was also found to be a function of anticipated treatment capacity. Federal and state water quality agencies played an active and central role in wastewater management programs designed to remove the threat of water pollution at Lake Tahoe. Cooperation among all levels of government led to expeditious resolution of the water quality problem in spite of the numerous geographic, economic and political constraints in the region. These increases in land use have subsequently produced major environmental problems in the Tahoe Basin. Thus, the singular focus on water quality led to unforeseen environmental impacts resulting from the land use changes made possible by the provision of extensive sewerage systems.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-125).