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28
MAY
2017

Snapshot Day 2017

Snapshot Day has become an annual WETLAB tradition.  We love getting out into nature and helping to inspire the next generation of scientists!  Jen Delany, one of our regular leaders for Snapshot Day, wrote the overview below.  On Friday May 12th 2017, WETLAB volunteered for...
22
DEC
2015

Science Education with WETLAB

At WETLAB, we are often approached by members of the community who are interested in having one of talented scientists come talk to students about chemistry.  We try to oblige as much as we can, and this year, we were able to do two completely different presentations for...
19
AUG
2015

Would You Drink Effluent Water?

Effluent water could soon become part of your normal drinking water in Northern Nevada.  According to KTVN, reclaimed water is around 30% cheaper than potable water, but the problem is that waste water is not drinkable yet. Yet is the key word here, because regulations that...
16
JUN
2015

Snapshot Day 2015

WETLAB has been participating in Snapshot Day for several years now.  We’re proud of our commitment to education, and we hope to inspire ecological stewardship in students of all ages, while also showcasing various career paths they might not have considered previously...
02
APR
2014

Northern Nevada Drought Update

With the Sierra snowpack 1/3rd of normal for this time of year, it doesn’t look like a recovery from drought conditions are likely, according to an article on KSBW.com. A survey earlier this month found the Truckee River Basin was only at 32 percent of normal, the Tahoe Basin was...
17
MAY
2013

Northern Nevada Water Wildlife News – Endangered to Invasive

What’s living in Northern Nevada’s water is an important indicator of water quality for our area, and in some cases can affect water quality, so news on aquatic species is always of interest here at WETLAB. First, the good news. As reported by Tom Knudson in the Sacramento Bee,...
14
JAN
2013

Sierra Snowpack Water Content Off To A Strong Start!

Sierra Snowpack water content off to a strong start! It’s that time of year again – the time when intrepid snow surveyors head out into the Sierra Nevada Mountains to assess how much water is stored in the winter’s snowpack. California Department of Water Resources surveyors went...
21
NOV
2012

Cloud Seeding – Milking More Moisture out of Clouds for Northern Nevada

Cloud Seeding – a practice in which mountaintop generators spray particles of silver iodide into storm clouds to boot ice particle formation and snowfall – has been said to increase the snowpack
18
OCT
2012

Snapshot Day

Snapshot Day isn’t a WETLAB photo shoot. It’s an annual Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee River Watershed citizen-monitoring event. Launched back in 2000, Snapshot Day is designed to promote environmental...
02
MAY
2012

2012 Snapshot Day – Getting a Complete Water Quality Picture of Reno/Tahoe

2012 Snapshot Day - Getting a Complete Water Quality Picture of Reno/Tahoe
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